After being constantly ignored for a location in India’s World Cup squad, middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu declared his retirement from international cricket. Rayudu was not picked from the initial group for the World Cup as selectors went with all-rounder Vijay Shankar. Team India suffered a blow with opener Shikhar Dhawan out of this championship but it was Rishabh Pant who had been added to the group. Ambati Rayudu Retirement: Here Are His 5 Best Knocks in International Cricket.
Recently, Shankar was ruled from the CWC 2019 injury but selectors once more disregarded Rayudu and added Mayank Agarwal to the group.
And it was the Hyderabad Cricket Association that made an announcement on behalf of the batsman. “This is to advise that Ambati Rayudu, Hyderabad captain and member of the India ODI group, has decided to retire from the more recent version of the game including Ranjit Trophy (multi-day) to concentrate on limited overs cricket and T20 cricket,” Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) had stated.
The Indian captain has reacted to Rayudu’s retirement and interestingly, did not express any shock. “Wish you the very best moving forward Ambati. You are a top person,” composed the Indian skipper.
Rayudu has represented India in 55 ODIs and has scored 1694 runs, including three centuries and ten half-centuries. He averaged 47.05 in his ODI career. Apart from it, the 33-year-old played six T20Is for India. Unfortunately, Rayudu never got an opportunity to make his Test debut for the country.