Ambati Rayudu has been suspended from bowling in the International Cricket. After being reported for the suspect bowling action, he failed to attend the concerned Test in the restricted period of the time. As a result, the International Cricket Council has banned him from bowling in any format of the game.
His action was reported by the match officials during the first ODI between India and Australia in the recently-concluded series, which India won 2-1 scripting history Down Under. Rayudu bowled just two overs in the match.
Ambati Rayudu needs to attend Test to start bowling again:
A statement by ICC said, “The player elected not to submit to a test of his bowling action within the stipulated period of 14 days of being reported for a suspect action, and therefore he has been suspended with immediate effect in accordance with clause 4.2 of the ICC regulations, which can be found here.”
As a part-time bowler, Rayudu had bowled just two overs during the match and gave away 13 runs without picking up a wicket. However, his action drew comparisons with Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan.
So far, Rayudu has played 49 ODI matches for India and picked up three wickets at an average of 41.33 and economy of 40.33. He is currently the part of the Indian squad taking on New Zealand in the ongoing three-match series.
Coming to his batting performance, it was pretty ordinary in the last few games. He was even dropped during the 3-match ODI series after failing consecutive times. However, he made a quick recovery to knock scores in New Zealand series.
Meanwhile, with Virat Kohli being away from the team for the final two games, it is expected that Ambati Rayudu will be moved to number 3 position. Or else, Shubman Gill could make his debut. Even in that case, Rayudu needs to carry a lot of burden on his shoulders.
Meanwhile, here is how Twitter reacted:
#AmbatiRayudu waning from bowling is like begning Armaan Kohli from acting 😅
— Mukesh Sharma 🙏 (@1msMukesh) January 28, 2019
— Jayanthi Jayavanth (@JayanthiJayava1) January 28, 2019
Can see Ambati Rayudu bowling a lot in the nets now.
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) January 28, 2019
Big blow to Ambati Rayudu. He’s been banned from bowling. In case his batting fails him and he is needed to rely on his bowling to prolong his already long career.
— Rohit G Banawlikar (@RohitBanawlikar) January 28, 2019
Now who will take all 10 wickets for us 🥺😭
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) January 28, 2019
Biggest loss for Indian Bowling 😑
— Moya (@MoyuHMP) January 28, 2019
Meanwhile Indians pic.twitter.com/sSCUSRZRQv
— Abbas Haider (@abbas_haiderr) January 28, 2019
Wtf..I will stop watching cricket now😭😭We just lost india best bowler😭😭
— Tanmay Sinha🖤 (@tanmaysinha__) January 28, 2019
Wow we lost a champion bowler. Who's gonna replace him?!
— Jonathan Rymbai (@jonathan_rymbai) January 28, 2019
Number of people in india who care= number of pak's win over India in WCs
— Ajay Yadav (@ajay_y20) January 28, 2019