“It’s Not A U-Turn”: Ambati Rayudu On His Comeback After Retirement
Ambati Rayudu is in talks as he first announced his retirement then retrieved his decision. His retirement is being termed as a “U-turn”. The Hyderabadi player has recently cleared that it was not a U-turn and admitted that he really wants to play for Hyderabad in Domestic Cricket to improve their performance.
“It is not a U-turn as for good reasons I believe I have a good amount of cricket left in me. My top priority is now to get runs for Hyderabad,” he told Telangana Today.
He stated that he has left “lucrative offers” to play in the overseas league. He wants to give his contribution to the Hyderabad. Earlier, Rayudu has accepted that he took that decision in an emotional state and haste.
“I declined lucrative offers to play in T10 and T20 leagues in Canada and other countries. I have come out of retirement for well-wishers,” he told.
He got emotional support from the senior players which helped him to rethink on his retirement decision. The player was kept on standby for ICC World Cup 2019 but was not selected in the national team till the end. Ambati Rayudu had hoped that the selectors would select him but he was not able to handle the disappointment. Later, in early July 2019, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
“I feel sad sometimes when deserving players are overlooked while others get into the team. It is very painful.”
Hyderabad colours are for sale: Rayudu
The chief selector of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), Noel David, has supported Rayudu. David wants that Rayudu plays for Hyderabad team and helps players to grow more.
Ambati Rayudu even commented that the Hyderabad player should change and earn their deserving place in the team.
“Sadly, I feel the Hyderabad colours are for sale and it is important the players should perform to earn a place in the team,” he said.
The right-hand batsman has played 55 ODIs and scored 1,694 runs. Virat Kohli even mentioned him as the 1st Choice for the no.4 batting position.
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