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HCA row: Ambati Rayudu responds to Azharuddin's 'frustrated cricketer' remark, urges him to isolate from seasoned crooks

HCA row: Ambati Rayudu responds to Azharuddins frustrated cricketer remark, urges him to isolate from seasoned crooks

Hyderabad, Nov 24: After the newly elected president of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) Mohammad Azharuddin has termed Ambati Rayudu as a 'frustrated cricketer', the cricketer requested the former India captain to clean up Hyderabad cricket instead of making it personal.

Rayudu on Saturday (November 23) alleged corruption in Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) and requested Telangana's Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao to address the issue.

When asked about Rayudu's allegations, Azharuddin, the former India cricketer, said the former "is a frustrated cricketer".

Later, Rayudu responded to Azhar's remarks on him and urged the cricketer to isolate himself from the seasoned crooks.

"Hi @azharflicks let's not make it personal.da issue is bigger dan us.we both knw wats goin on in hca.u hav a god given opportunity to clean up hyd cricket.i strongly urge u 2 isolate urself from da seasoned crooks.u wil b savin generations of future cricketers. #cleanuphydcricket," tweeted Rayudu.

Earlier on Saturday (November 23) Rayudu, in a tweet, wrote, "Hello sir @KTRTRS, I request u to plz look into nd address the rampant corruption prevailing in HCA. Hw can Hyderabad be great when it's cricket team is influenced by money nd corrupt ppl who hav numerous acb cases against them which are being swept under the carpet."

Ambati Rayudu accuses HCA of corruption, urges minister to intervene

This was Rayudu's first tweet after the controversial 3D post following his omission from the squad for the ICC World Cup in England earlier this year.

"Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup," the Hyderabad cricketer had posted in an apparent reference to the chief selector MSK Prasad stating that Vijay Shankar had been picked (for the WC) for his three-dimensional skills (batting, bowling and fielding).

He had subsequently announced his retirement when the World Cup was in progress. However, he made a comeback to the game in August and led Hyderabad in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournaments.

Rayudu had reportedly decided to take a break from first-class cricket on Friday. The stylish Hyderabad batsman has played 55 one-day internationals scoring 1,694 runs and six T20 internationals for the country.

(With PTI inputs)

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Story first published: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 13:37 [IST]
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