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Right-handed batter Ambati Rayudu who final performed a first-class sport in 2017, will likely be taking part in for Baroda now as he has been roped in by Baroda Cricket Association for the upcoming home season. The affiliation can also be making an attempt to carry Deepak Hooda again, who had left Baroda after a fall-out with the then skipper Krunal Pandya, After leaving Baroda, Deepak Hooda had loved a very good season with Rajasthan.
Baroda Cricket Association’s chief government Shishir Hattangadi confirmed that Rayudu would certainly be taking part in for Baroda and the way the efforts are happening to carry Deepak Hooda again.
“Yes, Ambati Rayudu will be joining us from the upcoming season. As far as Deepak Hooda is concerned, there are efforts going on to contact him but we do not know anything for sure as of now,” Hattangadi informed NDTV.
When requested concerning the equation between Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya, Hattangadi stated: “They are playing for the same IPL (Lucknow Super Giants franchise), so where is the problem.”
Hattangadi additionally confirmed that former India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan will likely be a mentor for Baroda and the way it will assist the kids.
“It is nice to have someone who has gone up the ladder, coming from a smaller state. He (Yusuf) will be able to tell them about the issues that need to be addressed in terms of temperament, you know being able to fit into the scheme of things on a pan-India scale,” stated Hattangadi.
When requested whether or not Baroda will turn into a stronger unit with the inclusion of Rayudu, Hattangadi stated: “I do not know about the strength bit because that depends on form, and it can be good or bad as it is fickle. Sharing experiences and work ethic , and sharing what it takes to do well at the next stage is always important when somebody has done it. That is why guys like Ambati and Yusuf will be able to provide inputs to the youngsters in a smaller state.”
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