Hurt Ambati Rayudu Announces RetirementIndia middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, including the IPL. Rayudu was upset when BCCI selected Vijay Shankar ahead of him for the World Cup. Even though he was in the stand-by list, he was not given a chance after the injuries of Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar.

In 55 ODIs, Rayudu scored 1694 runs with three centuries and 10 half-centuries at an average of 47.05. In the six T20Is he played, the middle-order batsman scored 42 runs. Rayudu never got a chance to represent India in Test cricket. Hyderabad Cricket Association confirmed his retirement.

Rayudu had a successful IPL for Chennai Super Kings and made his ODI comeback by the virtue of it. Before the World Cup, he was seen as India’s number four batsman going into the coveted Tournament. However, despite being named in the list of reserve players for the World Cup, Rayudu was given a cold shoulder.

Rumors are that his controversial comments after the World Cup selection also played a part in the Team Management and Selectors Overlooking him.