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Two months after retiring from all forms of cricket, cricketer Ambati Rayudu has said he wants to play the game again. He has written to the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) saying he is now is available for selection and in all forms of cricket. He, however, said his decision to retire was an emotional one.
In an email sent to HCA’s CoA on Thursday, Rayudu wrote, “I would like to bring to your notice that I would like to come out of retirement and play cricket in all formats.” “I want to take this opportunity to thank Chennai Supe Kings, VVS Laxman and Noel David, who have been very supportive during the tough time and are instrumental in making me realise that I have enough cricket left in me.”
The HCA’s CoA subsequently sent out a mail saying, “This is to inform you that Rayudu has withdrawn his announcement of retirement and has made himself available for the shorter format of the game for HCA for 2019-20.”
“I am looking forward to a wonderful season ahead with a very talented Hyderabad team and help the team realise its full potential. I will be available from September 10 to join the Hyderabad team,” he added.
During the Cricket World Cup 2019 in England, Rayudu had called it quits 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 with Vijay Shankar 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.