Ambati Rayudu retires from all forms of cricket after ICC World Cup 2019 snub Newsखबर. Dated: 7/3/2019 1:47:29 PM | No. of Hits 562

MUMBAI:Senior Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu, who was ignored by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for India's 15-man World Cup squad, on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The senior batsman informed the Indian board about his decision. While the selectors named Vijay Shankar in place of Rayudu, the latter wasn't even considered for a place in the World Cup squad even after Shikhar Dhawan and Shankar were ruled out of with injuries. BCCI instead went for Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal as the respective replacements. After he was ignored in the 15-member World Cup squad, Rayudu posted a cheeky tweet that was directed to the selectors.
Rayudu, who made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2013 played his last ODI against Australia in Ranchi this year. Last year, Rayudu announced his retirement from first-class cricket to focus on one-dayers and T20s. Rayudu called time on his 17-year-long first-class career in which he scored 6151 runs from 97 games. "This is to inform that Ambati Rayudu, Hyderabad captain and member of the India ODI team, has decided to retire from 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. Rayudu made a comeback in the Indian team by virtue of a successful IPL for Chennai Super Kings and was seen as India's number four batsman going into the World Cup. However, despite being named in the list of reserve players for the World Cup, Rayudu was given a cold shoulder. It was the longer format where a 16-year-old Rayudu initially made his mark in the Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad before a tiff with erstwhile HCA boss Shivlal Yadav's son Arjun made him shift to Andhra. He did comeback before joining the rebel Indian Cricket League and was banned by the BCCI. He then got amnesty and was back in Hyderabad. Later, he shifted to Baroda where he played for number of seasons and also made his senior international debut during that period. On Tuesday, Iceland Cricket put out a tongue-in-cheek tweet about how Mayank, who is the latest member to join the Indian team in England, has only three professional wickets at 72.33 and that Rayudu could play for them instead."Agarwal has three professional wickets at 72.33 so at least Ambati Rayudu can put away his 3D glasses now. He will only need normal glasses to read the document we have prepared for him. Come join us Ambati. We love the Rayudu things," tweeted Iceland Cricket

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