Rayudu retires from international cricket
In breaking news, Ambati Rayudu has announced his decision to retire from international cricket. It is understood that his decision came after he was twice overlooked by the selectors in the ongoing world cup.
Earlier, all-rounder, Vijay Shankar was picked ahead of Rayudu’s place despite the fact that the latter has pretty good batting average recently.
With the toe injury ruling Vijay Shankar out of the World Cup, everyone expected Ambati Rayudu would be picked but unfortunately, he was snubbed once again as opener Mayank Agarwal was called in as Vijay Shankar’s replacement.
India lost Shikhar Dhawan due to thumb injury and Rishabh Pant was called in as replacement.
After being upset by the BCCI’s call, he has now announced retirement from international cricket.
In an unexpected tweet on Tuesday, Iceland cricket had offered Rayudu permanent residency in their country so that Rayudu can play for them after knowing that he has no chance to make the cut in the Indian team.
The batsman was on the receiving end of trolls after Mayank Agarwal was chosen in the Indian squad at the World Cup.
Rayudu made his ODI debut for India in 2013 and he represented the side in 55 matches. He has by far scored 1694 runs at an average of 47.
He has also made the headlines when he first mocked BCCI’s decision to pick Vijay Shankar ahead of him. The selectors were looking for a three-dimensional player and Rayudu came up with a cheeky tweet to vent out his frustration.
Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup 😉😋..
— Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) April 16, 2019