In early hours of the day today, a email by Ambati Rayudu to BCCI confirmed that the Indian Middle-order batsman has decided to retire from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. And if reports are to be believed, Rayudu took this decision after his World Cup snub and his continued ignorance by BCCI, after injuries to both Shikhar Dhawan & Vijay Shankar.
Below are the snippets of the email, which he wrote to the Board:
I would like to bring to your kind notice that I have come to decision to step away from the sport and retire from all forms and levels of the game. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the bcci and all the state associations that I have represented which include Hyderabad, Baroda, Andhra and Vidharbha. I also would like to thank the two IPL franchises MI and CSK for their support. It has been an honour and privilege to have represented our country. I would like to thank the captains I have played under, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and especially Virat Kohli who always had shown great belief in me throughout my career with the Indian team. It has been a wonderful journey of playing the sport and learning from every up and down it brought up on for the last 25 years at various different levels. Finally I would like to thank my family and all the wellwishers who have been with me throughout this wonderful journey.
Thanking you sir,
(Source: The Indian Express)
His sudden retirement is a big loss to both Indian Cricket & especially IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings as he has been a integral part of the team for last 2 seasons. He was highest run-getter for Chennai Super Kings in 2018 season and played a vital role in their title victory.