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Four lesser-known records that Ambati Rayudu holds in professional cricket

Here are four lesser-known records that Ambati Rayudu is holding at the moment.

Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement from all forms of the game including internationals and the IPL following the World Cup snub. Rayudu, who was set to be India’s first-choice No.4 batsman for the mega event at the start of the year, ended up missing out from the squad. Later on, the right-handed batsman couldn’t make the cut despite two players in the squad picked up injuries during the tournament.

Rayudu was a popular name in the cricketing circles from the age of 17 years and was even hailed as the next big thing in Indian cricket and successor of the great Sachin Tendulkar. Things didn’t go well for him in the few years after his debut in the game. The decisions he made at the heat of moment sidelined his career. He finally made his international debut in 2013, after about ten years juggling with the controversies.

Here are four lesser-known records that Ambati Rayudu is holding at the moment:

A solid ODI record

Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu. (Photo Source: ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Many speak about Ambati Rayudu’s ODI batting average of 47.05 which is 4th best among all Indian batsmen. However, Rayudu also has a solid record while batting at No.3 and in successful chases in the format. Among players who batted at least 10 times at No.3 in ODIs, Rayudu averages 68.7 which is only behind MS Dhoni’s 82.75. At No.3 position, Rayudu scored 687 runs from 16 innings comprising of his three ODI tons and three half-centuries.

Rayudu’s average of 96.14 in successful chases is also the 2nd best in the one-dayers’ history. (Min: 15 innings) In this list also, he stands behind MS Dhoni who is on top with an average of 102.71. Rayudu scored 673 runs across 19 successful ODI chases. He scored a century and two half-tons in those 19 innings while being unbeaten 12 instances.

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