He was prepared to play the World Cup, but perhaps his idea of ​​No.4 changed: Ambati Rayudu

NEW DELHI: Ambati Rayudu said his decision to withdraw from all forms of Cricket He was rushed and conversations with good people convinced him to reverse that decision.

Rayudu had announced his decision to hang his boots in July after Mayank Agarwal He was chosen in the 2019 Indian World Cup team ahead of him after an injury in Vijay Shankar. However, he soon reversed that decision after the conclusion of the tournament.

Rayudu said he was in contact with the management of CSK and former players V.V.S. Laxman and Noel David for the entire time that followed his decision to retire. Good people have spoken to me and said that maybe it's not the right time, Rayudu said.

CSK management, Laxman bhai, Noel bhai talked to me constantly and eventually I felt that what they said made sense. I felt why I should give up something I have worked on for 20 years to get where I am. So, obviously, I thought about it and thought that maybe it's a bit selfish of me to move on without returning anything to the game while I can still play. I'm still fit and I can still play, so I think maybe (the decision) was a bit rushed.

Rayudu admitted, however, that the World Cup snub was disappointing. Indian pattern virat Kohli He had said that Rayudu was the solution to India's number 4 puzzle in October 2018 before things went downhill for him.

I was very disappointed, Rayudu said. I mean, anyone would be because he had worked so hard for it. He was very prepared for that specific role in number 4, but perhaps his idea of ​​number 4 could have suddenly changed. Maybe they just wanted something otherwise ... I'm not sure.

It was very disappointing, but I'm sure they must have had some combinations or plans in mind. Actually, I was very, very prepared to play the World Cup to be honest.