2019 World Cup: Vijay Shankar Breaks his Silence on Ambati Rayudu’s 3D Glasses Comment
The ICC Men’s 2019 World Cup is now less than a week ahead. And the teams have flown over to England and Wales, involving in the warm-up matches before the tournament starts on May 30 in London. India is playing their first warm-up match against New Zealand on 25th May. However, the number four touted batsman, Vijay Shankar has missed the game due to a blow on his hand during a practice session.
The chief selector of the Indian Cricket team, MSK Prasad went for the allrounder Shankar instead of Ambati Rayadu for his three-dimensional ability. Soon after this, Rayadu took to Twitter commenting that he has ordered 3D glasses to watch the World Cup.
The Tamil all-rounder has finally broken his silence on the comments when the showpiece event is lined up to start.
Shankar Responds to Rayadu’s 3D glasses comment:
The veteran cricketer, Rayadu has been out of form for quite some time, IPL performance adding fuel to it.
After the selector, Prasad reasoned Shankar to be the all three-format player, Rayadu took a sly dig at the selectors. He tweeted that he has ordered 3D glasses ahead of the marquee event.
Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup 😉😋..
— Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) April 16, 2019
Following Rayadu’s comment on Twitter, there was a massive uproar among the fans on social media. To many, it seemed like Rayadu targeted Shankar.
However, Shankar did not felt that way. Breaking his silence on the topic during a recent chat at a show called ‘Breakfast With Champions’, Shankar revealed that the comment wasn’t for him.
“I know for the fact that how a cricketer would feel if they are not being picked. I can understand from a player’s point of view. And I know for the fact that he didn’t mean it to me. It was just that he put that tweet for the sake of it. I can understand the situation in which he was. It is fine for any cricketer,” he said.
Amidst all this, the Men in Blue have landed on the English soil on May 22 and started training. After their first warm-up match, they will have the tenth and the last practice match against Bangladesh on 28th May.
India will begin their campaign against South Africa on 5th June, and all eyes will be on Vijay Shankar.
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