Ambati Rayudu takes retirement U-turn, express desire to play IPL and National
Batsman Ambati Rayudu, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on July 3, has reversed his decision, saying he'd definitely play in IPL and is also open to playing for Team India. Adding that he would prepare to come back to white-ball cricket 'as soon as possible', the 33-year-old said, "Of course, who will say no to India?"
Ambati Rayudu has hinted at a sensational return to white-ball cricket months after announcing retirement from international cricket due to World Cup snub as he was not included in India's original 15-member squad for the World Cup 2019. Rayudu has confirmed that he would play in the Indian Premier League. Rayudu said he was looking forward to being part of the IPL with Chennai Super Kings.
"So, I thought why not take it forward? Nothing like a target or anything. But my first priority would be to get fully fit. I have not played cricket for a while now and it would take me maybe a month and a half to get fully fit," said Rayudu.
Rayudu has played 55 ODIs for India, scoring 1694 runs at an average of 47.05 with three centuries and 10 half-centuries. He also featured in six T20 internationals and made 42 runs in them.