Ambati Rayudu Retirement: Ambati Rayudu on Wednesday announced his retirement from International Cricket. The announcement came after he was completely ignored for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. As Ambati Rayudu was not even included in the 15-man squad to which Vijay Shankar was picked. Likewise, after Shikhar Dhawan injury, Rishabh Panth was called as a replacement over Ambati Rayudu. Similarly, as Vijay Shankar got injured, Mayank Aggarwal was chosen, but no one gave any attention to the sensational batsman Ambati Rayudu.
Indian middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, he has written to BCCI pic.twitter.com/v4Wf3fwZ5i
— ANI (@ANI) July 3, 2019
Earlier, Virat Kohli himself admitted Ambati Rayudu as the perfect spot of number 4, but still, he wasn’t even given a chance. After Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement, many cricket legends took their views or farewell messages to social media.
Thank you for all your contribution to Indian Cricket, Ambati. Have fond memories of spending time with you during your stint at @mipaltan.
Wishing you all the best for your 2nd innings. pic.twitter.com/3ueULd6xPu
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 4, 2019
The legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar said, “Thank you for all your contribution to Indian Cricket, Ambati. Have fond memories of spending time with you during your stint at Mumbai Indians. Wishing you all the best for your 2nd innings.”
What surprises me most is that the entire @BCCI current selection panel had an unfulfilled career themselves!!!Even then they could not give a fair run to talent like @RayuduAmbati. What a shame!!! While it’s important to win titles, guess it’s more important to have a heart.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 3, 2019
Likewise, Gautam Gambhir took a dig at BCCI and said, “What surprises me most is that the entire BCCI current selection panel had an unfulfilled career themselves!!!Even then they could not give a fair run to talent like Ambati Rayudu. What a shame!!! While it’s important to win titles, guess it’s more important to have a heart.”
Wish you the best going forward Ambati. You're a top man ???@RayuduAmbati
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 3, 2019
It’s all cricket politics brother . It’s there from long and it will be there always .They don’t respect talent. You are a brilliant player champ . I’m sorry for you brother .I wish you all the best for your future .God is wit you @RayuduAmbati ?? #ambatirayadu pic.twitter.com/QJv56HfKaC
— Kabir Duhan Singh (@Kabirduhansingh) July 3, 2019
Likewise, a Model turned actor Kabir Duhan Singh shared his opinion and said, “It’s all cricket politics brother . It’s there from long and it will be there always .They don’t respect talent. You are a brilliant player champ . I’m sorry for you brother .I wish you all the best for your future .God is wit you Ambati Rayudu”.
Goodbyes are always hard! Congratulations on an amazing cricketing career, @RayuduAmbati. What a journey it has been! Will miss our dressing room conversations! Onwards & Upwards, my friend! pic.twitter.com/gCDrwnRIsA
— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) July 3, 2019
Had so many great memories playing alongside @RayuduAmbati for u-19 India,Baroda. A player whom I wished to play at number 4 for India in this World Cup… Congratulations on ur career brother #AmbatiRayuduRetirement
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 3, 2019
Just saw this news, can feel the pain& disappointment @RayuduAmbati but all I would say is don't take a hasty decision because of the snub.. You are 33 left with lot many more years of Brilliant cricket ahead of you..possibly time to show what ur made of my friend
— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) July 3, 2019
You will always remain a super talented champ @RayuduAmbati ?
Selectors may have snubbed you but Indian cricket lovers will remember your brilliance for a long time. Good luck in your second innings
— KTR (@KTRTRS) July 3, 2019
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 3, 2019
I can feel ur pain and understand ur situation in which u hav taken this decision.But nevertheless u know better Wat is gud for u and I’m sure God has written a wonderful journey in different field for u from here onwards. God bless nd best wishes @RayuduAmbati ?
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) July 3, 2019
— rishi dhawan (@rishid100) July 4, 2019
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) July 3, 2019
— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) July 3, 2019
Too early, too soon for a man who had a lot of cricket left in him. @RayuduAmbati, the crowded stands of stadiums will miss your lofty strokes. Wish you well for life ahead. #Cricket #AmbatiRayuduRetires
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) July 3, 2019
Must definitely be very painful at being ignored for the WorldCup for #AmbatiRayudu but I wish him all the very best in life after retirement.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 3, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 3, 2019
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) July 3, 2019
Really feel for #AmbatiRayudu. Always gave it everything he had but sometimes was left holding the wrong cards. So hope he continues in domestic white ball cricket so that we can see his wholehearted style of play in the #IPL. This is an emotional moment but there is a tomorrow
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 3, 2019
Well, these are surely some mixed reaction on Ambati Rayudu retirement, but all of them are supporting Ambati Rayudu. Have a happy retirement, Mr. 3D.