The 33-year-old Ambati Rayudu, who announced his retirement on the first week of July has retrieved his decision. He is back in the game and made himself available for the limited-overs game. He accepted that he decided on retirement in haste.
In the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, he was kept as a standby but was not picked up by selectors. It disappointed the Hyderabadi lad, and afterwards, he announced his retirement.
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He was consoled by senior players and helped him to come out of the depressing state. It proved helpful to Ambati Rayudu and led to announce his comeback.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank CSK, VVS Laxman and Noel David who has been very supportive during the tough time”, the right-hand batsman said.
Hyderabad Cricket Association announced Ambati Rayudu’s comeback
On Thursday, he wrote to Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) about his comeback in the game and announced to be available.
“I (Ambati Rayudu) would like to bring to your kind notice that I would like to come out of retirement and play cricket in all formats, ” he wrote
“This is to inform you that Ambati Rayudu has withdrawn his announcement of retirement and has made himself available for the shorter format of the game for HCA in 2019-20”, HCA CEO informed through the mail.
Rayudu stated that he would play in the Hyderabad team and give his best performance. He will join the team from 10 September.
“We are looking forward to build a formidable squad this season and Rayudu is an important cog in the wheel. It’s been a long time since Hyderabad has won the Ranji Trophy. We are keen on making a mark this season,” Noel David told TOI, who has been asked to be the Chairman of the senior selection committee.
Rayudu has played 55 ODI and 6 T20I matches for India. He plays for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL.