New Delhi: Indian middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu today announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, media reports stated.
The right-hander wrote a letter to the Board of Control for cricket in India (BCCI) to inform about his decision, reports added.
The decision came after he was ignored by the Indian team management who preferred Mayank Agarwal as replacement for an injured Vijay Shankar in the World Cup squad.
Rayudu, who represented India in 55 One day Internationals (ODIs), scoring 1694 runs at an average of 47.05, was in the stand-by list for the World Cup. However, he failed to make it to the squad even after injuries to Shikhar Dhawan and Shankar as the selectors and the team management picked Rishabh Pant and Agarwal as replacements.
Rayudu’s exclusion in the 15-member World Cup squad was widely debated in the cricketing circles. The batsman also made headlines for his sarcastic tweet directed to the selectors.