Ambati Rayudu Announces Retirement From Cricket
33-year-old Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu wrote a letter to BCCI said that he would be retiring from all forms of cricket such as T20, ODI and Test Matches. He decided to retire. The BCCI then announced his decision of getting retired to everyone. He made his debut in 2001-2002 season of the Ranji Trophy. He was then selected to play for India and played 55 ODIs. He scored a total of 1694 runs with an average of 47.05 runs. He has played 6 T20 matches. In the IPL he played for two teams which were, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. He has taken part in 147 matches and scored a total of 3300. He has an everage of 28.69 runs per match. He was on the World Cup standby list When Shikhar Dhawan injured his thumb, he was replaced by Rishab Pant. When Vijay Shankar was injured, Mayank Agarwal was selected to replace him. Before the World Cup had started, Virat Kohli said that he preferred Rayudu as his number four batsman. He was still not selected. BCCI Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad said that he selected Vijay Shankar as he had three skills such as Batting, bowling and wicket keeping. This is why he was selected. Rayudu took to Twitter and said that he just ordered a new set of 3D glasses to watch the World Cup. The BCCI has wished him all the best. They thanked him for his contributions in the Indian cricket team. Rumours are going around that after the World Cup, MS Dhoni might retire. The BCCI said that it is difficult to predict whether or not he will retire in the future. For now he will continue playing.