Pinned to scale heights by his U-19 peers, Ambati Rayudu will instead be remembered as a World Cup reject. Fallout with cricket associations, ICL tryst and wilderness years, he is as much as a victim of circumstances as his own shortcomings. The Indian Express recounts his roller-coaster journey
The sarcasm in Ambati Rayudu spelling out his World Cup plans after a much-debated selection snub isn't lost on the BCCI but the governing body Wednesday said it has no plans of sanctioning the batsman.
India's international assignments are done before the World Cup. But there are plenty of questions like: who will bat at No.4, the backup for MS Dhoni, what are its spin options and has Vijay Shankar done enough?