The former Team India opener now Member Parliament and cricket expert Gautam Gambhir has lashed out at Team India selectors and terming them the reason for the retirement of Ambati Rayudu.
Holding no words back , Gambhir while talking on pre match show during England vs New Zealand world cup match, Gambhir said that selectors and only selectors to be blamed for this fiasco and it is sad in the Indian cricket.
“According to me, the selectors have been a complete disappointment this World Cup. Rayudu’s retirement decision is because of them and their decision-making skills are to be blamed for this,” Gambhir told the official broadcasters during an ICC World Cup 2019 chat show.
Rayudu on Wednesday announced retirement from all forms of cricket after getting snub for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
“Five selectors combined would not have made the runs Rayudu has in his career. I feel extremely sad about this retirement. Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal got selected amidst the World Cup injuries, and anyone in Rayudu’s place would have felt equally bad,” said Gambhir.
He termed Rayudu’s decision to retire as a sad moment for Indian cricket.
“A cricketer like him that has played so well in the IPL and for the nation, scored three 100’s and ten 50’s, and despite that if a player has to retire – it is a sad moment for Indian cricket,” Gambhir added further.