Virat Kohli is currently busy playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing IPL. He had a very poor IPL season in 2022. But, this year, he has started the tournament with some good performances. Now, on 20 April 2023, he will be in action again as RCB will play against Punjab Kings (PBKS) at Mohali.
Now, ahead of the clash, Virat Kohli came up with a big statement in a recent interaction on Jio Cinema. He said that the CSK batter, Ambati Rayudu is the most underrated batter in the IPL history. Hearing that, some fans were left surprised, and shocked, and shared their thoughts on social media.
Ambati Rayudu has been a terrific performer in IPL history over the years
Before the 2019 ODI World Cup, Ambati Rayudu was an integral part of Team India. He was continuously playing in bilateral series at the number four position. Virat Kohli was the skipper for the side. But, when the squad for the World Cup came out, Rayudu did not get a place and it was shocking for his fans. Despite runs with the bat, the veteran CSK batter failed to get a place. The player seemed to be not happy as he also came up with a cryptic tweet during the World Cup. The Men in Blue selected Vijay Shankar over Rayudu and for a reason, they claimed that Shanak is more of a three-dimensional player than the veteran batter.
However, India lost in the semi-final of that World Cup against New Zealand. Currently, Virat Kohli is no longer the skipper for the Men in Blue in any format of the game. So, hearing such comments, fans were left surprised. They claimed that if Kohli really had rated Rayudu as the most underrated IPL batter, then he should not have let him drop for that World Cup squad in 2019. In the ongoing IPL, Ambati Rayudu has mostly played as an impact player for CSK. In five matches, he has scored 74 runs.
Here is how fans have reacted to the statement from Kohli:
Hnn usi ko isne world cup se bahar b kr dia tha. Aaj gyan de rha h 😡
— Ashish Thapliyal (@ashis_thapliyal) April 20, 2023
— Nayak (@jayasnayak) April 20, 2023
Phir kyu leke nahi gaya 2019 world cup mein?
— I Love Stock Market (@InvestorBhai) April 20, 2023
Form me laya me or tareefe kisi or ki ye to beimani hai kohli saab 😢
— Zim babar (@CricketCircle4) April 20, 2023
He also took 4D player in WC squad 😅
— ロイ海丸丸六 (@arnobroy006) April 20, 2023
Hypocrisy to the core.
Hope he remembers 2019 world cup.
— Adhi (@Adhi_Dare) April 20, 2023
Then why not selected him in 2019 WCup
Dogla virat kohli 🥴🥴
— Sanju Samson parody✌️✌️ (@g12_ritesh) April 20, 2023
To world cup me kyu drop karwaya tha ise 😭
— Maulik Pathak (@mjppmj94) April 20, 2023
Ya Kya Boldiya Virat Bhai 😭
— Vikram Zaveri (@VikramZaveri3) April 20, 2023