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Ordered 3d glasses to watch World Cup: Rayudu after exclusion


NEW DELHI: Ambati Rayudu has "ordered 3d glasses" to observe the World Cup, an afternoon after he used to be pipped via the "three-dimensional" Vijay Shankar in the Indian squad for the showpiece.

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All-rounder Shankar used to be most well-liked over the 33-year-old Rayudu for the contentious quantity four spot in India's World Cup squad.

"Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup," Rayudu wrote on his Twitter care for on Tuesday.


Disappointment knocked on Rayudu's door when his name used to be ignored of the squad only some months after captain Virat Kohli had kind of earmarked him for the quantity four position.

"We did give a few more chances to Rayudu but Vijay Shankar gives three dimensions. He can bat, if the conditions are overcast, he can bowl, plus he is a fielder. We are looking at Vijay Shankar as a No. 4," leader selector MSK Prasad stated on Tuesday, justifying his variety.

Prasad's view used to be seconded via former captain Sunil Gavaskar, who referred to as Shankar a "very handy cricketer".

On the other hand, in his quest to ramp up his limited-overs recreation, Rayudu had even given up on white ball cricket however he has struggled to be constant.

Three poor outings towards Australia in the five-match ODI house collection seemed to have put paid to his hopes. The experienced batsman also could no longer remove darkness from the Indian Premier League in some way he would have preferred.


While he enjoys a median of 47.05 in 55 ODIs, the three failures towards Australia harm him.


The batsman used to be the workforce's quantity four since Asia Cup final year. Between then and the home collection towards Australia, Rayudu scored one century and 4 fifties. A 113-ball 90 in New Zealand previous this year lead the way for India's victory once they had been tottering at one degree.


He performed best two ODIs right through the tour of Australia, however used to be the perfect run-getter for India in the ODIs at the tour of New Zealand, with 190 runs in five innings at a median of 63.33 and a strike rate of 82.25.


But the performances weren't enough for him to ensure a price ticket to the United Kingdom.


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