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Ambati Rayudu got step-motherly treatment – Former Indian selector

Staff Writer Updated: 5 July, 2019, 2:11 PM IST

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Ambati Rayudu bid adieu to cricket after he was overlooked by the national selectors. He was on standby for the ongoing tournament in England and Wales and despite injuries to Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal were preferred over Rayudu.

Many of the former cricketers have blasted the national selection committee for their unfair treatment of the middle-order batsman. Former selection committee chairman Sandeep Patil has spoken in favour of Ambati Rayudu and even slammed MSK Prasad.

“This is sad. The step-motherly treatment has been dished out to Rayudu and all this has been handled very badly,” Patil was quoted as saying by mid-day.

Sandeep Patil further added that he has nothing personal against Mayank Agarwal but Rayudu should have been asked to join the team as he was on standby.

“Look, Mayank is a good player and we cannot say that there has been any bungling simply because we have reached the semi-finals of the tournament. But somewhere I would say that all this doesn’t do justice to the horses for courses policy. I had Rayudu in my team for the World Cup,” Patil added.

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