World Cup 2019: Ambati Rayudu announces retirement from all forms of cricket

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World Cup 2019: Ambati Rayudu announces retirement from all forms of cricket

The move comes after Rayudu was snubbed by the Indian team management who preferred Mayank Agarwal as a replacement for an injured Vijay Shankar in the World Cup squad.

India middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, including the IPL, according to BCCI sources. The senior batsman informed the Indian board about his decision.

The move comes after Rayudu was snubbed by the Indian team management who preferred Mayank Agarwal as a replacement for an injured Vijay Shankar in the World Cup squad.

Rayudu was in the stand-by list for the World Cup but even after injuries to Shikhar Dhawan and Shankar, he failed to board the flight as the selectors and the team management picked Rishabh Pant and Agarwal as replacements.

Rayudu's exclusion from the World Cup squad came as a huge surprise for the Indian cricket fraternity considering he was being groomed for the crucial No. 4 spot for around 18 months. Justifying Shankar's selection over the experienced Rayudu, chairman of selectors MSK Prasad had told reporters, "After the Champions Trophy in 2017, we tried quite a few people in that position. We did give a few more chances to Rayudu. Vijay Shankar is three dimensional. We are looking at him at no. 4 to begin with." Prasad clarified that the selectors did not have anything against Rayudu. "We also have Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav. It's not that anything that went against [Rayudu], it's that a few things went for [Shankar]."



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