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Virat hails Rayudu's contribution to cricket

July 5, 2019

The retirement announcement of cricketer Ambati Rayudu has incited responses from many people from the cricket world.

Virat Kohli wished luck to Rayudu for his retirement decision on social media. "Wish you the best going forward Ambati. You are a top man," Kohli tweeted.

Rayudu has written to the BCCI announcing his decision to retire from all forms of cricket. The cricketer decided to leave after he was ignored by the team management repeatedly and not made part of the Indian squad despite injured players in the team.

Rayudu has played in 55 ODIs for the country and scored 1694 runs with three centuries and 10 half-centuries at an average of 47.05.

Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also took to twitter to wish the player from Hyderabad.

"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," Sachin tweeted.

Former player and current politician Gautam Gambhir spoke against the treatment meted out to Rayudu and blamed the selectors for his early retirement.

"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, he treated.

Cricket commentator and journalist Harsha Bhogle also tweeted, "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.



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