About two months after not joining the World Cup team, middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement from “all forms and levels” of cricket. Although Rayudu was nominated as one of the five standby for the World Cup, he was ignored twice when the selectors and the Indian team management for the injured pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal Was chosen.
Rayudu’s decision came a day after India qualified for the semi-finals. 33-year-old Rayudu sent an email to the BCCI top brass in the morning, in which he told his career as a “magnificent journey”.
“I wrote in an email accessed by ESPNcricinfo,” I want to bring to your notice that I have come to decide to withdraw from the game and retire from all forms and levels of the game. “It has been a wonderful journey to play and learn to bring the game up and down from the last 25 years at different levels.”
Following the troubles of Rayudu in November last, India had retired from first-class cricket in the bid to pay attention to their limited overs career after a successful comeback in ODIs.
It was a curious decision, and came behind the Asia Cup where he had made two half-centuries – at number 3 and opening the other – in place of captain Virat Kohli, who was rested for the tournament. On the eve of the domestic one-day series against the West Indies, Kohli had said that Raidu was the right person for the position of number 4, “because he is experienced and he has won many games for his state and in IPL cricket, he has a great It is already a record day for India, so I think the batting order has been sorted as far as we are concerned. ”
Rayudu answered the repeated confidence in both the half-century and the century on the number 4 against the West Indies. However, in the middle of the ODI series in New Zealand in January, the confidence of Kohli in Ryudu was staggering as he had re-opened the debate of number 4, stating that India still has to strengthen the position of that important middle-order Wants Incidentally, Rayudu had made India out of the finish line with an unbeaten innings of 40 runs that day, making India successful in winning the series 3-0. He finished the series by winning the Man-of-the-match award in the 90th and final ODIs.
However, in the three-match ODI series against Australia at home in March, Raidu failed with a score of 13, 18, 2. It did not help Ryan, who was suspended from bowling in international cricket, when he Was not the option to deposit your test. Action taken after reporting in mid-January.
A weak IPL (282 runs in 17 innings) did not help him in front of Indian selectors, along with Kohli selected Tamilnadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar ahead of Rayudu. Selectors President MSK Prasad said that Vijay brought the team “three dimension” and hence this was a suitable option.
Raidu’s immediate reaction was a tweet, in which his “3D glass” was mentioned, which seemed to be a blow to the selectors to ignore him.
Raider, who made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2013, scored 1694 runs in 55 ODIs at an average of 47.05. A small career, but it had a fair share of disputes. In June last year, Rayudu was withdrawn from India’s ODI team for a tour of the UK, as he had made a part of the fitness guidelines mandatory for selection after failing in the Yo Yo Test.
Rayudu was also pulled in domestic cricket for several times on the occasion of violation of the player’s Code of Conduct. As a 16-year-old, Rayudu became known as one of the future stars in the beginning of 2002, when he scored an unbeaten 177 against England Under-19 in Toughton for a wicket. He later led India in the Under-19 World Cup in 2004, with a side that had future international players such as Robin Uthappa, Suresh Raina, RP Singh, Irfan Pathan, Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik.
In 2007, Rayudu signed with the controversial Indian Cricket League, due to which the BCCI was banned, which was eventually lifted when he apologized. On returning to 2011, Raido moved from Vadodara to Andhra Pradesh in Andhra Pradesh before retiring from Hyderabad in Hyderabad’s domestic circuit of Hyderabad. Rayudu was grateful for all the domestic teams and two IPL franchises – Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings – to allow them to grow into a cricketer.
He also accepted the various captains, especially Kohli, whom he said he had supported at the right time. “It has been an honor and privilege to represent our country. I would like to thank the captains led by MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and especially Virat Kohli, who have always been with me during my career with the Indian team. Showed great faith. “