Ambati Rayudu hints at making a comeback to white-ball cricket for India and IPL
He retired from all forms of the game in July this year.
Updated - Oct 30, 2019 12:03 pm
The former India cricketer Ambati Rayudu has hinted at making a comeback in white-ball cricket. He announced retirement from all forms of the game after being constantly ignored during the World Cup despite the players getting ignored. He was a part of the standby list for the mega event but the likes of Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal were called up ahead of him which had left the cricketer distraught.
He had already quit the longer format after Virat Kohli had confirmed his place as India’s number four for the World Cup around seven months before the mega event. But the turn of the year wasn’t great for the Hyderabad as Rayudu experienced a dip in form and at the same time, Vijay Shankar emerged and did well in the limited opportunities he got.
Eventually, the selectors went with him much to the disappointment of Ambati Rayudu and also took a dig at the selectors with the 3D tweet.
Open to play IPL and for India
Ambati Rayudu is currently featuring in TNCA one-day league for the V.A. Parthasarathy trophy and is representing Grand Slam in the tournament. While speaking to Sportstar, the 33-year-old confirmed that he is obviously open to the idea of playing for India and in the Indian Premier League (IPL) again. This comes as a surprise after he had called it quits in a letter to the Hyderabad Cricket Association in July this year.
“I would like to bring to your kind notice that I have come to decision to step away from the sport and retire from all forms and levels of the game. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the BCCI and all the State Associations that I have represented which include Hyderabad, Baroda, Andhra and Vidharbha,” the part of his letter read.
Rayudu had also thanked all the Indian captains he played under during his career and mentioned Virat Kohli’s name especially for showing great belief in his abilities.