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MSK Prasad. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Ambati Rayudu was touted to solve the No.4 conundrum for India in the 2019 World Cup. But in a significant change of sorts, ‘three dimensional’ player Vijay Shankar was preferred over him by then chief selector MSK Prasad. The decision left Ambati Rayudu in tatters who also launched a 3D jibe over the chief selector.

The decision also led to Ambati Rayudu retiring from all form of cricket. However, later, Rayudu reversed his retirement to make a comeback to white-ball cricket. But in a recent interview MSK Prasad has expressed his regret over the snub and said entire selection committee felt bad about it.

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MSK Prasad: I am sure all of selection committee, all of the members also feel bad

“Second thing is, I also feel bad for Ambati Rayudu, he was in thick and thin of things till the last second of the World Cup and on that day of the selections, he was missed out, there’s no doubt that it’s not only he who felt bad for it, I am sure all of selection committee, all of the members also feel bad for that,” MSK Prasad added.

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MSK Prasad. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Former chief selector MSK Prasad oversaw the period when Karun Nair did not get a chance to play in England and was subsequently snubbed from the West Indies series. Prasad also expressed his sorrow over the matter and said it was rare and it’s really heartbreaking for him that he could not be served with a comeback opportunity which he rightly deserved.

“Specially after getting the triple hundred. we couldn’t give him comeback opportunity. We did give him in England series but he didn’t get a match to play. It happens very rarely that someone hits a triple hundred in international cricket and and we couldn’t give him a comeback opportunity, it’s really heartbreaking, not only for him but all of us,” MSK Prasad told Fancode.

Nair, however, has been regularly featuring for Karnataka in domestic circuit. He has a brilliant average of 48.12 in first-class cricket.