Former BCCI and ICC chief, N Srinivasan has expressed his disappointment over Ambati Rayudu losing his place in the Indian team after failing the Yo-Yo test.
Ambati Rayudu‘s hopes of making a dream comeback to the Indian team took a big blow after he failed the mandatory yo-yo test.
As a result, he got dropped from the ODI side for the upcoming three-match series in England later this month.
Rayudu earned the call from the national selectors after his dazzling displays in the just-concluded Indian Premier League. He played an integral role in Chennai Super Kings’ title-winning run this year.
Rayudu had the best IPL with the bat as he hit 602 runs at a strike rate of 149.75 including one century.
The form earned him a deserved call for the series which gets underway on July 12 in Nottingham.
However, the failure to maintain the required level of fitness had jeopardised his return to the national team.
Rayudu’s last ODI appearance had come in 2016 during the tour of Zimbabwe. So far, he has played 34 ODIs and six T20Is.
Many have sympathised with the right-hander and the latest to do so is Srinivasan. The CSK co-owner said every cricket lover would be sad to see Rayudu getting dropped.
At the same time, he made it clear he was not criticising the selection criteria,
“I am sad he is not with the team. I don’t think it is my sentiments. Anybody who watched cricket this season would echo alike. But I never comment on selection, so I did not want to be misunderstood,” he told reporters before adding: “I am disappointed, I am sad. As a cricket lover, I am said he is not in the team. But I did not want it to be a reflection of selection. I never comment on such things.
— Santhosh Kumar (@giffy6ty) July 3, 2018