Ambati Rayudu Trolled By Iceland Cricket, Offered Permanent Residency After World Cup Snub

Updated: 03 July 2019 12:09 IST

Ambati Rayudu was given the cold shoulder when the initial squad was selected and also later, when Mayank Agarwal was preferred ahead of him.

Ambati Rayudu Trolled By Iceland Cricket, Offered Permanent Residency After World Cup Snub
Ambati Rayudu was once seen as best-suited for No. 4 position. © AFP

Ambati Rayudu faced yet another snub after Mayank Agarwal was picked ahead of him as replacement for injured all-rounder Vijay Shankar in India's 15-man World Cup squad. The batsman, who was once seen as best-suited for No. 4 position, had posted cynical messages about Vijay Shankar's "three-dimensional skills" after being left out of the World Cup squad initially. Ambati Rayudu was later put on a standby list but couldn't manage to make it to the India squad despite the return of two players, Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar, due to injuries.

On Tuesday, Iceland Cricket added to Rayudu's miseries, trolling him with an application form for permanent residency in Iceland.

"Agarwal has three professional wickets at 72.33 so at least @RayuduAmbati can put away his 3D glasses now. He will only need normal glasses to read the document we have prepared for him. Come join us Ambati. We love the Rayudu things," Iceland Cricket said on Twitter.

Rayudu had criticised the selectors for not picking him in India's World Cup squad. After the injuries to Dhawan and Shankar, the selectors decided to call up Rishabh Pant and Agarwal instead of Rayudu.

Team India have already qualified for the World Cup semi-finals under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, who is leading the Indian team for the first time in the ICC showpiece event.

India are placed second in the points table with 13 points, just one short of leaders Australia. In their last league stage match, India will face Sri Lanka at Headingley in Leeds on Saturday.

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Topics mentioned in this article India India Cricket Team Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu Ambati Rayudu World Cup 2019 Cricket Mayank Agarwal Vijay Shankar Vijay Shankar
Highlights
  • Rayudu faced yet another snub after Agarwal was picked ahead of him
  • Agarwal replaced injured all-rounder Shankar in India's 15-man squad
  • Rayudu had posted cynical messages about Shankar's "3-D skills"
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