“Clearly, he (Virat) is a large leave out and loss to the staff. On the other hand, we nonetheless have sufficient high quality within the staff to head out and win. He (Dhoni) has been India’s captain and at all times been the go-to guy for everyone within the staff,” Rayudu mentioned at a media convention on Saturday. “He (Dhoni) has helped me so much with regards to how I recovered this season.”
With India but to settle their middle-order conundrum with not up to a 12 months left for the International Cup, there’s a probability for avid gamers akin to Rayudu to stake a declare within the taking part in XI.
“To be very fair, (I) have not thought of it (middle-order) or checked out it as a contest. It is simply a possibility to precise myself and (I) do not need to put extra power to my recreation by way of serious about those,” he mentioned.
The 32-year-old, returning to the staff after a protracted injury-induced layoff, added, “I don’t believe anyone is in reality serious about the International Cup. We’re in for the Asia Cup and I don’t believe anyone is considering it presently.”
India won’t have even an afternoon’s relaxation for his or her fit towards arch-rivals Pakistan. Only a day after taking up Hong Kong, India will conflict towards Sarfraz Ahmed’s staff on September 19.
“I don’t believe it’ll be a drawback. It is going to be without a doubt difficult and I am certain we can do highest conceivable issues to recuperate and pass out recent to play the following recreation.”
He mentioned that it was once irritating to fail to see the restricted overs leg of the England excursion in spite of a stellar Indian Premier League season for Chennai Tremendous Kings. Rayudu didn’t the make the Indian staff after flunking the yo-yo take a look at in his first try.
“Clearly it was once irritating to fail to see the England excursion. However I am satisfied that I will come again and provides the take a look at and get picked to play within the Asia Cup.
“This 12 months I performed neatly within the IPL. The primary factor is that I believe age does not subject so long as you might be are compatible.”
(With PTI Inputs)