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Cricket: Ambati Rayudu retires from all forms of cricket

Ambati Rayudu
Image Courtesy: New Indian Express

The 33-year-old announced his retirement from the sport after he was snubbed for the World Cup repeatedly. Rayudu represented India across 61 international fixtures in two formats of the game.

Image Courtesy: New Indian Express

Ambati Rayudu reportedly conveyed his decision to retire to the Hyderabad Cricket Association who further relayed the message to the BCCI.

Rayudu’s decision to retire was flared by the BCCI’s decision to call-up Mayank Agarwal ahead of the right-handed batsman who was placed on the standby list after failing to make the cut into the initial 15-member squad.

The batsman represented the two most successful franchises in the history of the IPL, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. As far as the International level is concerned, Rayudu made his mark in the ODI format having played 55 ODIs and boasting an average of 47 with 3 centuries to his name. The 33-year-old never received an opportunity to play in the longest format for India.

The BCCI released a statement regarding Rayudu’s departure from the game and thanked him for his contributions. The statement reads:

“Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from all formats of the game. Having first made his first-class debut in the 2001-02 season for Hyderabad in a Ranji Trophy pre-quarterfinal match against Himachal Pradesh, Rayudu went on to play 55 ODIs and 6 T20Is for India,” the BCCI release said. “BCCI congratulates Rayudu on a successful journey and for his contribution to Indian cricket.”

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