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Venugopala Rao retires from all forms of Cricket

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Hyderabad, Jul 30 : Former Indian middle order batsmen and Andhra Ranji Team Captain Y Venugopala Rao retired from all forms of cricket on Tuesday.

Rao represented India in 16 ODIs and 65 IPL matches, Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) Media Relations Manager C R Mohan said in a release. He represented the Andhra Cricket Association in all junior tournaments of BCCI and led South Zone in BCCI tournaments.

His consistent performance in domestic cricket in Deodhar Trophy, Challenger Trophy and Vijay Hazare trophy (all one day tournaments of BCCI) paved the way for him to get into the Indian squad and he made his debut against Sri Lanka in the first ODI on July 30, 2005.

From 2008 till 2014 he has played for Deccan Chargers and Sun Risers Hyderabad in IPL and played 65 Matches. A Right hand middle order batsman and occasional off right handed bowler and a brilliant fielder, Venugopala Rao, popularly known as Venu in cricketing circles won number of matches in junior level for ACA with his sheer performance and positive captaincy.

The President, General Secretary and the members of the ACA wished him all the best for his future career and recollected his valuable contribution made by him for Andhra Cricket Association, Mr Mohan said. (UNI)