Ambati Rayudu quit all forms of cricket after being snubbed again and again from the Indian World Cup 2019 squad.
Ambati Rayudu posted this picture from a European vacation with wife Chennupalli Vidya
The final nail in the coffin came when a newbie Mayank Agarwal, who has not played a single ODI for India, was called up as a replacement for injured Vijay Shankar instead of Ambati Rayudu in the World Cup 2019.
Ambati Rayudu posted this picture with wife Vidya and captioned it as, "Luv of my life.."
Earlier Ambati Rayudu was snubbed by the selectors from the World Cup squad for Vijay Shankar, which was a surprise to many.
Ambati Rayudu is seen here with wife Chennupalli Vidya and fellow Chennai Super Kings cricketer Deepak Chahar.
The selectors had justified picking Vijay Shankar ahead of Ambati Rayudu calling Vijay Shankar a 3-D player.
Ambati Rayudu posted this picture from a trip to the USA. The former cricketer is seen enjoying the sights and sounds of San Francisco.
Later on, Ambati Rayudu had taken a cheeky dig at the selectors, by tweeting that he will be sitting at home and watching the World Cup 2019 wearing his new 3-D glasses.
Ambati Rayudu's wife Chennupalli Vidya posted this picture from a party with friends.
Ambati Rayudu sent a letter to the BCCI announcing his wish to retire from the sport.
Ambati Rayudu posted this picture where he is seen rocking a black sweater on a cold gloomy day.
Ambati Rayudu's letter read, "Respected sir, 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 a 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."
Ambati Rayudu posted this picture with a friend while watching a Chennai Super Kings match in the IPL 2018.
Ambati Rayudu is a native of Andhra Pradesh and was born in Guntur.
Ambati Rayudu posted this picture and captioned it as, "Last selfie... with my bro till we meet again... this guy always motivates me...."
Ambati Rayudu's father Sambasiva Rao used to ferry Ambati to cricket grounds on his scooter.
Chennupalli Vidya posted this picture with the IPL 2018 trophy that Chennai Super Kings won. She captioned, "Csk.... What a fairy tale comeback ..... @chennaiipl"
Ambati Rayudu has been a match-winner for India in ODIs and Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, but his abrupt retirement means that he will no longer be seen in the sport.
Ambati Rayudu posted this picture and captioned it as, "enjoyed every bit of the ipl campaign this year... great comeback by csk..."
Ambati Rayudu posted this picture on the demise of a noted ground curator in Bengal. He wrote, "RIP Prabir Mukherjee.. A man who dedicated his heart and soul to the great Eden Gardens."
Ambati Rayudu posted this picture from his Mumbai Indians days. He captioned, "With Robin Singh , pragyan ojha nd nitin Patel. . Best mates.."
Ambati Rayudu has an impressive average of 47.06 in ODIs.
Ambati Rayudu has scored 1694 runs in ODIs at a quick strike rate
Ambati Rayudu has scored three centuries and 10 fifties in ODI cricket with a top score of 124 not out.
Not sure about Indian cricket, but Chennai Super Kings will definitely miss the match-winning capabilities of Ambati Rayudu in the IPL.
Ambati Rayudu is in the news after he shocked the cricketing fraternity by quitting all forms of cricket. We take a look at some pictures of the former cricketer with his wife Chennupalli Vidya which show their strong bonding. (Pictures/ Ambati Rayudu Instagram, Chennupalli Vidya Instagram)
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