Cricket Fraternity Reacts To Ambati Rayudu's Retirement
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Cricket Fraternity Reacts To Ambati Rayudu’s Retirement From All Forms Of The Game

Ambati Rayudu, India vs Australia 2019, Nathan Lyon, Nagpur ODI
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It was a sudden and shocking retirement from India’s right-handed batsman Ambati Rayudu. None would have expected that he would take such a decision at a very early age. However, the decision was already made and regarding the same, the cricketers across the globe paid their tribute to him.

The dream of representing your country in the World Cup is something every cricketer wants to realise. Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu, having come within touching distance of making this dream a reality, announced his retirement from all formats on Wednesday after failing to earn the selectors’ trust for a spot in the Indian squad for the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales.

Ambati Rayudu
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Ambati Rayudu called it quits:

Ambati Rayudu was named among five standbys for the World Cup but was ignored twice when the selectors and the Indian team management opted for Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal as replacements for the injured pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar

Rayudu initially criticized the selectors for not picking him in India’s squad that travelled to England and was also not called up following injuries to and Vijay Shankar, with Pant and Agarwal selected instead of him.

Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli
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Having missed out on the initial World Cup squad, Rayudu remained in contention to replace one of the injured stars – Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar – who both were ruled out in the middle of the tournament.

The team management, however, went with Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal as replacements, a decision that seemed to have played its role in making Rayudu call time on his career.

However, in the 50 ODI innings that he has played, Rayudu scored 1694 runs at an average of 47.05 with a top score of 124*. He has hit three centuries and 10 fifties and has a strike rate of 79.04. In the five T20Is innings that he has played, he has scored 42 runs at an average of 10.50.

Here are a few tweets:

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