Ambati Rayadu the middle order batsman announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday. Rayadu who was in the race for being selected to the mega cricketing event of the world ICC World Cup 2019 but at the last moment, Tamil Nadu’s all-rounder Vijay Shankar was picked for the squad ahead of Ambati Rayadu.
Ambati Rayadu was later announced as a stand by for the World cup if any players get injured Rayadu will be replacing the boys. Team India has by far made two changes in their World Cup squad after Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar got injured. BCCI called in opener Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant but Ambati Rayadu wasn’t called or approached by BCCI.
After being overlooked thrice from the World Cup race Ambati Rayadu addressed in a letter to the Board Of Control for Cricket (BCCI) about his retirement.
Rayadu wrote, I also would like to thank the two IPL franchises Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings for their support. It has been an honour and privilege to have represented our country. I would like to thank the captains I have played under, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and especially Virat Kohli who always had shown great belief in me throughout my career with the Indian team.
Ambati Rayadu further added It has been a wonderful journey of playing the sport and learning from every up and down it brought upon for the last 25 years at various different levels. Finally, I would like to thank my family and all the well-wishers who have been with me throughout this wonderful journey.
You deserved better CHAMP!