Ambati Rayudu has retired from all forms of cricket after being snubbed by the Team India management for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He was overlooked not once but twice for the mega event. The first snub came in April, when the Indian team management considered Vijay Shankar for the World Cup. However, Vijay Shankar’s stint in the CWC 2019 did not last long as he got injured and was ruled out from the mega-event. The second snub came when the BCCI yet again did not consider Rayudu and opted for Mayank Agarwal in his place to replace injured Shankar. Post this, the Hyderabad batsman has announced retirement from all forms of cricket and has written to the BCCI. Last year, Rayudu announced retirement from first-class cricket to focus on one-dayer and T20s. Ambati Rayudu Takes '3 Dimensional' Dig at Chief Selector MSK Prasad After His Exclusion From ICC CWC 2019 Squad.
The Hyderabad Cricket Association made an announcement on behalf of the cricketer. Rayudu had scored 6151 runs from 97 games in first-class cricket. "This is to inform that Ambati Rayudu, Hyderabad captain and member of the India ODI team, has decided to retire from the longer version of the game including Ranji Trophy (multi-day) to focus on limited overs cricket and T20 cricket," Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) had stated.
Indian middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, he has written to BCCI pic.twitter.com/v4Wf3fwZ5i
— ANI (@ANI) July 3, 2019
The Hyderabad batsman did play for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2019 and was considered to be one of the primary names for the CWC 2019. Rayudu was a part of the team during World Cup 2015 which happened in Australia and New Zealand. But that did not happen and Rayudu decided to put curtains down on his illustrious career. We are yet to know his future plans and wish him all the luck.