Hyderabad cricketer Ambati Rayudu, who retired from all forms of cricket, has changed his mind. Rayudu wrote that he had taken a decision to retire in a drift of emotions. In an email to the Hyderabad Cricket Association, he expressed his desire to return to the field. Angry at not being selected in the Indian team during the World Cup 2019, he had announced his retirement.
He wrote to the Hyderabad Cricket Association, ‘I want to bring to your notice that I want to come back from retirement. I want to play in all formats of cricket. I also want to thank Chennai Super Kings, VVS Laxman, and Noel David, who supported me in bad times. They kept making me feel that I still have a lot of cricket left in me.
RAYUDU REVEALS HIMSELF AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 10TH ONWARDS
Rayudu further wrote, ‘Now I am eager to spend a wonderful cricket season with the very talented Hyderabad team. I will help the team realize its full potential. I will be available from September 10 onwards to join the team.’
Ratnakar Shetty, a member of the Hyderabad Cricket Association’s Committee of Administrators, informed the media about Rayudu’s decision via mail.He informed, ‘You are informed that Rayudu has withdrawn his retirement announcement. He has made himself available for the shorter format of the game for the 2019-20 season of Hyderabad Cricket Association.
UNHAPPY OVER NOT BEING SELECTED IN WORLD CUP TEAM
Rayudu announced his retirement after the selectors did not select him, to replace injured Shikhar Dhawan during the World Cup played between 30 May and 14 July in England. They included his name in the standby players list for the world cup. Earlier last year, Rayudu retired from first-class cricket to focus on limited-overs.