Yograj Singh Attacks MS Dhoni After Ambati Rayudu’s Retirement, Says 'Filth' Like MSD Will Not Remain Forever
Former Indian cricketer Yograj Singh made a strong verbal attack on MS Dhoni on the issue of Ambati Rayudu’s retirement. Father of former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh called the Indian wicket-keeper filthy, reiterating that Ambati Rayudu should return to cricket. “Rayudu, my son you took the decision in haste. Come out of retirement and show them what you are capable of. People like MS Dhoni will not remain forever, filth like these will not remain forever,” the 61-year-old veteran cricketer was quoted by NNIS Sports News as saying. Ambati Rayudu Announces Shock Retirement From All Forms of Cricket After ICC World Cup 2019 Snub.Also Read | NZ 77/2 in 22 Overs | India vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score of ICC World Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match: Ravindra Jadeja Removes Henry Nicholls
Yograj, who has been critical of Dhoni in the past too, accused the right-handed batsman of overlooking Rayudu’s selection in the team which led the latter to announce his retirement from cricket. Rayudu, who was part of Indian reserve squad of World Cup 2019, was snubbed by BCCI while selecting a replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar during ongoing Cricket World Cup 2019. Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal were chosen as replacements for them. After the BCCI decision, he sent a letter to BCCI informing about his decision to retire from cricket. On the issue, Singh accused MS of not following Ganguly’s approach, who promoted several youngsters during his days. Mayank Agarwal Chosen Over Ambati Rayudu as Injured Vijay Shankar's Replacement Because of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri.
Pointing out that 33-year-old Rayudu has a lot of cricket left in him, Singh said, “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.”Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah Dismisses Martin Guptill During IND vs NZ ICC CWC 2019 Semi-Final 1 Match; New Zealand's Struggle to Form an Opening Partnership Continues
Earlier on several occasions, Singh, who played one Test and six ODIs for India, had accused Dhoni of not doing justice to his son Yuvraj Singh. The left-handed batsman retired from international cricket on June 10, 2019.