You are a top man: Kohli tells Rayudu

BIRMINGHAM: India captain Virat Kohli Wednesday described Ambati Rayudu as a “top man” after the middle-order batsman, who was ignored for the ongoing World Cup, retired from all forms of cricket.
“Wish you the best going forward Ambati. You’re a top man @RayuduAmbati,” Kohli wrote on his official Twitter handle.
Snubbed twice for the ongoing World Cup, Rayudu Wednesday retired from all forms of cricket without specifying his reasons for calling it quits.
Declared the preferred No.4 batsman by Kohli not many months ago, Rayudu was ignored for Shankar in India’s final squad for the big event.
Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad had justified the move by saying that Shankar had “three-dimensional skills”. Shankar couldn’t make much of an impact and was eventually forced out by a toe injury.
Rayudu had taken a dig at Prasad’s statement with a cheeky social media post.
“Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup,” he had tweeted at the time. —PTI