New Delhi: Former India pacer Yograj Singh, father of 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, has again targeted Mahendra Singh Dhoni over the retirement of player Ambati Rayudu.
Asking Rayadu to come out of retirement and prove a point, Yograj Singh said “filthy” people like Dhoni won’t be around forever. He added that Rayadu had taken the decision in haste as he blamed Dhoni for the 33-year-old’s miseries.
Rayadu, a middle-order batsman, had last week announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after he was not included in the 15-member squad for the ongoing World Cup.
Despite being named in the reserves, he was not called up in the squad after Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar suffered injuries and Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal were, instead, named as their replacements.
After his initial World Cup snub, Rayudu had expressed his displeasure and also questioned the selectors’ decision to pick Shankar over him with a tweet that mocked a statement by head selector M.S.K. Prasad who had said that “Vijay Shankar gives three dimensions” to the team.
“Rayudu should’ve continued playing, more and more. He should’ve played Ranji Trophy, Irani Trophy, Duleep Trophy, scoring 100s, 200s, 300s with not outs. He still has a lot of cricket left in him,” Yograj was quoted as saying by NNIS Sports.
“Rayudu, my son you took the decision in haste. Come out of retirement and show them what you are capable of,” the 61-year- old, who has played one Test and six ODIs for India, said.