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I have come out of retirement for well-wishers: Ambati Rayudu

first_img Next I have come out of retirement for well-wishers: Ambati RayuduAmbati Rayudu, who quit first-class cricket in 2018 to focus on his limited-overs career, had announced that he has retired from all forms of the game.advertisement India Today Web Desk HyderabadAugust 31, 2019UPDATED: August 31, 2019 19:47 IST Ambati Rayudu made himself available for selection in domestic cricket. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAmbati Rayudu has rubbished the U-turn claims on his decision of retirementRayudu had announced his retirement after World Cup snub two months backRayudu said that he believes he has enough cricket left in himAmbati Rayudu, who made volte-face on his retirement and made himself available for Hyderabad in domestic cricket, has rubbished the U-turn claims on his decision.Rayudu said that he believes he has enough cricket left in him and scoring runs for Hyderabad is his top priority.”It is not a U-turn as for good reasons I believe I have good amount of cricket left in me. My top priority is now to get runs for Hyderabad.””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 Telangana Today.During the course of the World Cup in England, Rayudu had announced his retirement after he wasn’t chosen as a replacement for the injured Shikhar Dhawan despite being named one of five stand-bys for the quadrennial event.Initially, the 33-year-old was not included in the 15-man India squad for the World Cup because of not having a “three-dimensional” game and Vijay Shankar was preferred over him. After the snub, Rayudu had tweeted sarcastically “Just ordered a new set of 3D glasses to watch the World Cup,” aimed at chief selector MSK Prasad.Rayudu, who represents Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League, further added that getting ignored for the World Cup was shocking for him.”I was extremely fit and doing the role, which the team asked me to do at No. 4 and suddenly when you are not in the team, it was shocking,” he said. “There was no communication from the team members also.”advertisement”In fact, I had a very, very good tour of New Zealand [a couple of 40s and a 90 in the ODIs]. Of course, it took a game or two to get back to my form.”I was the highest run-getter in New Zealand. I was happy with the way I was batting and shaping up. It was unfortunate that [the selectors] had different combinations in mind and that didn’t work out for me.””Sadly, I feel the Hyderabad colours are for sale and it is important the players should perform to earn a place in the team.””I remember when I had to score a lot of runs to get into the team, whether it was Under-16, Under-19 or Under-22. We were not sure of our places because the competition was very high.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Ambati Rayudulast_img read more