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.
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.”
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.