Just after the Indian team management dropped Ambati Rayudu from the CWC 2019, Vijay Shankar was picked in the squad and Chief Selector MSK Prasad had said that he gives a 3-dimensional effect to the team. Post this Rayudu took to social media and took a jibe at selector and said that he has ordered 3D glasses for the CWC 2019. Now, on Sunday when MSK Prasad addressed the media, he was asked about the same. The chief selector laughingly said that he enjoyed the tweet and made it very clear that it the post on social media hadn’t gone against him. Ambati Rayudu Takes '3 Dimensional' Dig at Chief Selector MSK Prasad After His Exclusion From ICC CWC 2019 Squad.
“Lovely tweet; I really enjoyed it. It was timely. Fantastic,” said the Chief Selector laughingly. The press further asked him about Rayudu’ retirement to which he said that there were a few programmes that he had to step-up. MSK Prasad further clarified that the selection committee does not have anything against anyone.
MSK further explained his point and said, “When Rayadu was picked for ODIs on the basis of his T20 performance, there was criticism, but we had some thoughts about him. When he failed the fitness test, we put him for a fitness program. Due to certain combinations, he wasn't picked, it doesn't make Selection Committee biased.”
Talking about the selection of the team for West Indies, Hardik Pandya has been rested. Manish Pandey comes on the basis of his India A performance. However, this decision has not gone done well with the netizens as they thought Shubman Gill was the right choice.