Ambati Rayudu Retirement:
India middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, including the IPL on Wednesday. The 33-year-old Andhra batsman Ambati Rayudu is yet to make a formal announcement but he made his decision via a mail to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) senior official. He announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.
BCCI’s General Manager for cricket operations has received an Email from Ambati Rayudu. In the email, he wrote, “I would like to bring to your kind notice that I have come to (the) decision to step away from the sport and retire from all forms and levels of the game.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the BCCI and all the state association that I have represented which include Hyderabad, Baroda, and Vidharbha. I also would like to thank the two IPL franchises MI and CSK for their support. It has been a honour and privilege to have represented our country. ”
Ambati Rayudu’ retirement decision comes after he was overlooked as a replacement player following Vijay Shankar‘ injury. India had called up Rishabh Pant to replace Shikhar Dhawan earlier in the tournament, while Mayank Agarwal was called in place of Vijay Shankar.
Ambati Rayudu played 55 ODIs for India and he was part of limited-overs squad until India’s last international assignment before the World Cup, against Australia. Rayudu also featured in six T20 internationals and made 42 run in them.