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Ambati Rayudu announces retirement from international cricket
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Ambati Rayudu announces retirement from international cricket

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New Delhi, Jul 3: Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu on Wednesday announced his retirement from all international formats of cricket after not being picked twice as a replacement for the injured Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar.

Rayudu was not a part of India's original 15-member squad for the World Cup 2019 and all-rounder Vijay Shankar was picked over him. But then the injuries to opener Shikhar Dhawan and Shankar left the door open for the selectors to pick Rayudu as a possible replacement. The BCCI selectors however, chose to send Rishabh Pant as replacement for Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal for Shankar.

Rayudu has played 55 ODIs for India, scoring 1694 runs at an average of 47.05 with three hundreds and 10 half-centuries. He also featured in six T20 internationals and made 42 run in them. (UNI)