Rayudu’s action is reported
India batsman Ambati Rayudu was reported for a suspect bowling action after delivering two overs in the first ODI against Australia in Sydney.
The International Cricket Council announced that the part-time spinner’s action was reported by match officials.
“Rayudu’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions,” the ICC said in a statement.
The 33-year-old’s action will be tested within 14 days, but he is allowed to bowl until the results are announced.
Rayudu gave away 13 runs in his two overs in the Sydney ODI which India lost by 34 runs.
As soon as Rayudu started bowling, questions were raised about the legality of his action with former India spinner Bishan Bedi among the first to do so on Twitter.
Meanwhile, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya continued to face the consequences of his ill-planned TV appearance as he lost a major sponsor.
According to the Times of India, Pandya lost Gillette as a sponsor after his controversial appearance on chat show ‘Koffee with Karan’ where he made crass remarks about his experience with women and other aspects of his personal life, accompanied by follow India player KL Rahul.
“Pandya’s recent comments do not reflect the values of Gillette. We have suspended our association with Hardik until we decide on further course of action,” a company spokesperson was quoted as saying by the daily.
Under the scanner: Ambati Rayudu.