Ambati Rayudu's decision to come out of retirement has surprised everyone. He announced his intentions to quit all forms of cricket after being disheartened by his exclusion from India’s World Cup squad. Now, he has backtracked on his plans of retirement but has refused to call it a “U-turn”.
Rayudu defended his latest reversal as a motivation to play for Hyderabad in domestic cricket after turning down profitable opportunities to play for different franchises around the world.
"I declined lucrative offers to play in T10 and T20 leagues in Canada and other countries. I have come out of retirement for well-wishers. It is not a U-turn as for good reasons I believe I have good amount of cricket left in me. My top priority is now to get runs for Hyderabad,” he told a local publication.
Rayudu had earlier made the news after poking humor at the Indian selection committee’s choice to prefer Vijay Shankar over Rayudu for the World Cup given his “three-dimensional abilities”.