Sachin, Virat and Sehwag react to Ambati Rayudu retirement

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Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag, and other cricketers took to Twitter to wish Ambati Rayudu on his painful retirement.

After being ignored as the replacement for the injured, Vijay Shankar, Ambati Rayudu made a shocking announcement as he officially bid goodbye to his short and unfortunate career. 

Ambati Rayudu, a teenage sensation has had a career full of controversies, misunderstandings, and a lot of bad luck.

Arguably, one of the most gifted players from Andhra Pradesh, Ambati Rayudu started his career in 2004 when he led India to the semi-finals of the U19 World Cup(2004). But, an unfortunate stint with ICL, and the consequent ban meant Rayudu had to wait a lot to play International Cricket.

Moreover, after his debut for India in 2013, he didn’t consistent chances to make a statement for himself. However, he made the most of whatever limited opportunities were presented to him. An average of 47 after having played 50+ ODIs is very impressive.

Ambati Rayudu's career, in a nutshell, is very similar to the epitome of misfortune and disappointment.
Ambati Rayudu’s career, in a nutshell, is very similar to the epitome of misfortune and disappointment.

THE MISFORTUNE

Rayudu’s exclusion from the World Cup could probably be the most frustrating time of his career.

He was in the preliminary list of 15 players for the tournament, but a lean run in the Australia series and IPL 2019 saw him lose his place to Vijay Shankar.

Ambati Rayudu, similarly to his entire career was named as one of the two standbys. But, two injuries and two surprising selections saw Ambati Rayudu take shocking retirement. 

His infamous tweet on Vijay Shankar’s selection too sparked a lot of trolling and controversy.

As he ended his career, Sachin, Virat and a lot of other players wished Rayudu on his retirement.

Let us have a look at a few of the tweets that speak gold for Rayudu.

TWITTER REACTIONS

AMBATI RAYUDU’S CAREER IN NUMBERS: 

ODIS

Matches: 55 | Runs: 1694 | Average: 47.06 | Highest: 124*

T20IS

Matches: 6 | Runs: 42 | Average: 10.50 | Highest: 20

IPL:

Matches: 147 | Runs: 3300 | Average: 28.69 | Highest: 100*

FIRST CLASS: 

Matches: 97 | Runs: 6151 | Average: 41.56 | Highest: 210

List A

Matches: 160 | Runs: 5103 | Average: 40.82 | Highest: 124

CONCLUSION

We are still in shock over his sudden retirement, but, Rayudu has done really well in his short stint with the Indian team. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.


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