Indian middle-order batsmen Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, including the IPL, according to BCCI sources.
This move was because of the ignorance showed by the India team management toward Rayudu who picked up Mayank Agarwal as a replacement for the injured Vijay Shankar in the World Cup squad.
Rayudu was in the stand-by list for the World Cup and even after Shikhar Dhawan and Shankar’s injuries the selectors and the team management didn’t pick Rayudu and went for Rishab Pant and Agarwal as the replacements.
Rayudu scored 1694 runs in 55 ODI’s with three centuries and 10 half centuries at an average of 47.05. He scored 42runs in six T20’s he played. Rayudu has never been selected for the Test Cricket.
Rayudu announced his retirement from first-class cricket to focus on the ODI’s and T20’s.
“I would like to bring to your kind notice that I have come to decide 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 associations that I have represented which include Hyderabad, Baroda, Andhra and Vidharbha,” – statement Given by Ambati Rayudu.
“I also would like to thank the two Ipl franchises MI and Csk for their support. It has been an honor and privilege to have represented our country. I would like to thank the captains I have played under, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and especially Virat Kohli who always had shown great belief in me throughout my career with the Indian team.” – He added.
“It has been a wonderful journey of playing the sport and learning from every up and down it brought upon for the last 25 years at various different levels. Finally, I would like to thank my family and all the wellwishers who have been with me throughout this wonderful journey.” – Rayudu Said.
“This is to inform that Ambati Rayudu, Hyderabad captain and member of the India ODI team, has decided to retire from a longer version of the game including Ranji Trophy ” – Hyderabad Cricket Association stated.
Rayudu came to the Indian team after the success in IPL for Chennai Super Kings and seen as India’s no.4 batsman going into World Cup. However, despite being named in the reserve players from the World Cup, he wasn’t given a chance.
This was the tweet that changed the entire scenario of this player.
Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup 😉😋..
— Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) April 16, 2019
Cricketing experts and Fans react after his retirement.
Really feel for #AmbatiRayudu. Always gave it everything he had but sometimes was left holding the wrong cards. So hope he continues in domestic white ball cricket so that we can see his wholehearted style of play in the #IPL. This is an emotional moment but there is a tomorrow
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 3, 2019
#AmbatiRayudu's story pic.twitter.com/1ytBmlirl9
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) July 3, 2019
This is what #Ambatirayudu did to himself pic.twitter.com/7zkqHClqJX
— Mr. Bakchod (@Batrajikalonda) July 3, 2019
It's really very sad to hear about #Ambatirayudu retiring from all sorts of cricket.
Perfect example of "how a tweet can ruin you".#BCCI isn't it embarrassing??. pic.twitter.com/a94LbSCmIO
— Manoj Yadav (@rowdymannu) July 3, 2019
Hey @BCCI Shame on you. don't put your ego before your duty. Rayudu is in probable list but didn't selected, but a guy with zero ODI exp..
Rayudu Deserved a better career.#Rayuduretires @KP24 @bhogleharsha @MClarke23
— Satish Kothapalli (@satishk3041) July 3, 2019
Excellent M.S.K Prasad for judging @RayuduAmbati and forcing(crucifying) indirectly to retire. I just got goosebumps for your phenomenal cricket career. #RayuduRetires pic.twitter.com/AGQQ7PrsH8
— Rajeev Gandham (@gandhamrajeev9) July 3, 2019
One day they will feel for your rejection at no:4 , THANK YOU FOR ALL 💙🇮🇳🇮🇳#Rayuduretires pic.twitter.com/uw8tNGAb7L
— Pavithran S (@Pavithr54174877) July 3, 2019
@RayuduAmbati retired from international cricket feeling bad for this man😞#Rayuduretires
— krish✌✌ (@saikris47047996) July 3, 2019
Ambati rayudu retires after ignored by @BCCI 2 times in CWC selection😲!#Rayuduretires
— Abinash Mallick (@abinashmall1ck) July 3, 2019