IPL 2019: Twitter comes down hard on Ambati Rayudu as he fails again
Rayudu was the star with the bat for CSK last season but has been a pale shadow of himself this year.
Updated - Apr 3, 2019 10:47 pm
Time is fast running out for Ambati Rayudu to really make a mark in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in order to strengthen his claim for a spot in India’s World Cup spot. If the previous IPL was the reason that earned him a recall in the Indian team after a two-year hiatus then the ongoing season could very well bring an end to his journey in the national team. The right-hander made an impressive return to the ODI team, playing some vital knocks in India’s victorious campaign.
A century in the succeeding series against Windies further helped him cement his spot in the team. However, things have only been going downhill since the start of this year when India toured Australia. He failed to deliver in the tough conditions and did not improve too much in the following series against New Zealand too. Those indifferent outings had triggered the debate over whether he was the right man for India’s number four spot in the World Cup.
There were expectations that he would regain his form in the friendly conditions of India during the series against Australia. However, his form showed no signs of improvement as he scored 13, 18 and 2 in the three games of the five-match series. He was then dropped for the final two games. And Rayudu has so far done little in the ongoing IPL to show that he can still do the job for India.
In the first three games of the season, he managed to cross the double-digit mark just once with his scores reading 28, 5 and 1. And his form deserted him once again on Wednesday during the game against Mumbai Indians. Chasing 171 against the formidable attack of Mumbai, Chennai Super Kings needed a good start but Rayudu disappointed once again. He last just 5 balls, scoring before being sent back by Jason Behrendorff.
The fans were quick to slam him for another poor performance with the bat. Here are some of the reactions:
Rayudu & Watson needs to be dropped. #CSK
Faf & Billings needs to be given chance.
— Dr.Karthic (@karthic04) April 3, 2019
Sam Billings in place of Rayudu for Next match please…!!@ChennaiIPL
— Sameer Ramaraju (@ramaraju_sameer) April 3, 2019
Rayudu is not all helping his world cup cause.
— Hitesh Yanamandra (@ImHiteshY) April 3, 2019
CSK needs to bite the bullet and pick Faf at the top of the order. Rayudu's ticket to the World Cup is in serious doubt anyways.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) April 3, 2019
Playing with only 3 foreign players and still playing rayudu over duplesis, csk is winning anyway but why….😴😴
— Jaydeep Rathva (@Jaydeep_79) April 3, 2019
Why so much chance for Rayudu. Whether CSK focusing on IPL or World cup. Please answer Badani bro
— R Muralidharan (@RMurali91139341) April 3, 2019
I repeat Vijay Shankar is the ideal player at no.4 for India in WC19!!
— Keshav (@keshav4384) April 3, 2019
— MoLoke (@Born_in_1990) April 3, 2019
— John Wick (@kaderr_bhai) April 3, 2019
Will Suresh Raina be suitable for no 4 for India in WC2019 as Rayudu's form is poor? #staraikelungal
— R.Vishwanath (@RVishwanath13) April 3, 2019
Three in form players are in bench
Murali vj@SPFleming7 do u know rayudu's syed ali performance…he is out of form
— kishore | CSK¡an💛 (@suriya_offifan) April 3, 2019
— Aravind (@ara_vind) April 3, 2019
Sad to see @RayuduAmbati woefully out of form. Makes me worry who will be India’s No 4 at @cricketworldcup between Kohli at 3 and MSD at 5 if Rayudu is also struggling? – Rahane, DK, Rahul, Pant, Shankar, Raina??? @imVkohli @BCCI
— Nikhil Ram (@Nikhil_Rams) April 3, 2019
LOL, MSD sent Jadhav who is as worse a player as Raina and Rayudu against Behrendorff. Captain Cool sends a weakling rather than taking control here 🤣🤦♂️
— Khokan DATTA (@khokanDATTA) April 3, 2019
Every passing #ipl game Rayudu chances of playing world cup are getting leaner and leaner!
— चोकीदार Sam (@indoriitweeter) April 3, 2019
— Prateek Sitoula (@PrateekSitoula) April 3, 2019
Rayudu was brought back because of his IPL form, and if he can't score in IPL anymore, then I'll be taking a huge risk as a selector by sending him to WC where quality of cricket will only increase.
— Ishaan Kohli (@i5haankohli) April 3, 2019
Rayudu got selected in Indian team based on his IPL performance.
Will he be not considered for wc if he will continue to play like this.
— Chetan CR7 (@RockRealMadrid) April 3, 2019