Ignored for the ongoing World Cup 2019, Indian middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu has decided to retire from all forms of cricket, a BCCI official has revealed.
The 33-year-old Andhra batsman was in the official standbys list for the big event in England & Wales but was ignored despite injury to first Shikhar Dhawan and then to all-rounder Vijay Shankar. Rishabh Pant was brought into the side when Dhawan was ruled out while Mayank Agrawal replaced Vijay on the team management’s insistence.
Rayudu is yet to make a formal announcement but a Board official revealed that he has communicated his decision to the BCCI.
“He has told the Board,” the official said.
Rayudu played 55 ODIs for India, scoring 1694 runs at an average of 47.05. The player, who could never break into the Test team, was in the spotlight before the World Cup.