Rayudu comes out of retirement
Ambati Rayudu reversed his retirement decision as he has written to the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), adding that his decision to retire was certainly an emotional one and that he is available for selection.
In a recent email which he sent to HCA’s CoA, Ambati Rayudu wrote, “I would like to bring to your notice that I would like to come out of retirement and play cricket in all formats.”
“I am looking forward to a wonderful season ahead with a very talented Hyderabad team and help the team realise its full potential. I will be available from September 10 to join the Hyderabad team,” he added.
In response, HCA’s CoA subsequently sent out a mail saying, “This is to inform you that Rayudu has withdrawn his announcement of retirement and has made himself available for the shorter format of the game for HCA for 2019-20.”
During the course of the marquee event in England, Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement after he was not chosen as a replacement for the injured Shikhar Dhawan despite being named one of five contenders for the showpiece event.
Initially, Rayudu was not included in the 15-man India squad for the World Cup because of not having a “three-dimensional” plan and Vijay Shankar was chosen over him.
After his non-selection, Rayudu had tweeted sarcastically “Just ordered a new set of 3D glasses to watch the World Cup,” aimed at India’s chairman of selectors MSK Prasad.