Ambati Rayudu comes out of retirement, will now play for Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Right after the World Cup selection snub and trolling chief selector MSK Prasad on Twitter regarding the selection in the Indian team, middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu called it quits by announcing his retirement from all forms of the game. Merely two months later now, the latter has revoked his retirement and has shown his interest to play for his domestic side, Hyderabad.

In an email sent to HCA’s CoA, Ambati said, “I would like to bring to your notice that I would like to come out of retirement and play cricket in all formats. I want to take this opportunity to thank Chennai Super Kings, VVS Laxman and Noel David, who have been very supportive during the tough time and are instrumental in making me realise that I have enough cricket left in me.”

“I am looking forward to a wonderful season ahead with a very talented Hyderabad team and help the team realise its full potential. I will be available from September 10 to join the Hyderabad team,” he further said.

This comes after Ambati Rayudu was left out of India’s 15-men World Cup squad as Vijay Shankar was named in the 15 and Mayank Agarwal was called in as Vijay ’Shankar’s replacement in the team. It was after the World Cup squad was announced that Rayudu took a dig at chief selector MSK Prasad by tweeting – “Just ordered a new set of 3D glasses to watch the World Cup.” 

Later, he went on to announce his retirement from first-class cricket, to focus on limited-overs cricket.

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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