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Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman stated he can understand the pain and anguish of Ambati Rayudu after the World Cup snub. Rayudu was unfortunate to miss out in the World Cup squad despite performing well for the side. The Hyderabad right-hander was playing for the Indian side since the Asia Cup and he was deemed as India’s number four batsman.

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In fact, Rayudu was not in the best of forms in the Indian Premier League and had to pay a hefty price. But the selectors had stated that the IPL form will not be considered for the selection in the World Cup squad. Thus, he was unlucky to miss out in the 15-members squad.

Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu (Credits: ESPNCricinfo)

Rayudu was unfortunate.

Meanwhile, Rayudu could not deliver the goods in the first three One Day Internationals against Australia. Hence, he was dropped from the playing XI in the final two matches.

On the other hand, Ambati Rayudu was named in the reserve list players. However, when Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out due to a fractured thumb, Rayudu didn’t get a chance in the squad. In fact, it was Rishabh Pant who was called in as the replacement for the southpaw opener.

Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Furthermore, Rayudu also could not get a place in the squad when Vijay Shankar was ruled out with a toe injury. Mayank Agarwal was called in the replacement for the all-rounder. In fact, Agarwal hasn’t yet played any ODI matches thus far in his career but has an impressive record in the domestic circuit. Thus, after all the hope lost, Rayudu decided to call it a day from all the forms of the game.

VVS Laxman took to his Twitter account to share his thought. The post read, “Can understand the pain and anguish Ambati Rayudu may be feeling after the World Cup snub even after performing well.
I wish him lots of happiness and peace in his second innings”.

Here is VVS Laxman’s Tweet:

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