Rayudu announces Test retirement before making debut!
Ambati Rayudu has recently been identified for the number four batting position in the ODI team for the national side.
At the age of 33, Rayudu has decided to retire from the elite arena of Cricket.
According to the confirmation made by the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), on Saturday, Rayudu decided to call it a day to Test cricket for procuring more focus to the limited over cricket.
The HCA release said,
“Hyderabad Captain and Member of 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. He will continue to play international and domestic matches of shorter version. He has thanked BCCI, Hyderabad Cricket Association, Andhra Cricket Association, Baroda Cricket Association and Vidhrabha Cricket.”
Rayudu was the part of the Indian team for the Asia Cup and has an impressive show with the bat in the recently concluded limited over series against Windies.
He is highly probable to be the part of the Indian World Cup going team next year.
The right handed batsman featured in 45 ODI matches for India. He slammed three hundreds along with nine half centuries. His highest score is 124 not out against West Indies.
He made his ODI debut for India in 2013 against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sport Club.
Ambati Rayudu also appeared in five innings of six T20 international matches for his country.
It can be noted that Rayudu is yet to make his debut in Test cricket for India.