Ambati Rayudu retired from cricket after he was ignored from World Cup bound Team India. He was kept as a reserve for the show piece but call-up to Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal, who was not part of the reserves after injury to Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar respectively prompted him to call it a day.
Now Ambati has pointed to change his retirement decision. Rayudu has said that he will play IPL for Chennai Super Kings and will also return to white ball cricket. Rayudu plays for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. He will now join the list of cricketers who have returned to play after retirement.
“I haven’t thought much but I would prepare well to come back to white-ball cricket as soon as possible. I love the game, obviously. See ambition and targets are one thing but it still is the game I love. It is about playing cricket. 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,” Rayudu told Sportstar.
Rayudu was an integral part of Hyderabad in domestic cricket and he may be again back for selection for upcoming Vijay Hazare trophy. The Guntur born is currently 33-year-old and some good run of form in domestic cricket may put him back in national contention. However, it is unlikely that he will make the squad for 2023 World Cup, considering his age.