Ambati Rayudu the middle order batsman announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 3rd July 2019. The Hyderabadi cricketer took the drastic decision after he was overlooked thrice by BCCI from the ICC World Cup 2019.
Rayudu was replaced by all-rounder cricketer Vijay Shankar. He expressed his disappointment with BCCI after he wasn’t selected for the top 15 squad of the Indian team for ICC World Cup due to the 3rd dimensional role.
The Chennai Super Kings player is back in the headlines as he takes a U-turn from his earlier decision of Retirement from all forms of cricket in a letter to BCCI. Rayudu held a conference and told the reporters, I would definitely be playing the IPL for Chennai Super Kings and make a comeback into white-ball cricket, my priority now is to get back into peak fitness.
When he was asked about his hasty decision on retirement, he said, I can’t say it was an emotional decision as I’ve worked very hard for the World Cup in the last four years. You are bound to be disappointed and I felt it was the time to retire.
He further added, the decision that I took was not because of rejection or anything else. You work towards something and when you don’t get it, you feel it’s time to move on.
The right hand batsmen also talked about his maiden comeback, he said, I didn’t think about it yet. Well, I need to take it step-by-step and see how things turn out in the coming months.