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Ambati Rayudu Ambati Rayudu Height: 1.73m DOB: 23 September, 1985

Ambati Rayudu was born in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh in 1985 and has been around the circuit for a while. Rayudu emerged as a teenage prodigy and smashed an unbeaten 177 while opening the batting as India Under-19s completed a clean sweep of a one-day series in England in 2002. Under Rayudu, India reached the semi-finals of the 2004 U-19 World Cup, where they lost to eventual champions Pakistan. He played for Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy but soon move to Andhra Pradesh after a disappointing season in 2004 and a rift with the coach. However, at 21, he went on to play the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) in 2009 after being ignored for selection. His career got a fresh lease of life in 2009 when he got an amnesty from the BCCI and returned to the domestic setup. Since then, Rayudu hasn't looked back and has consistently been making runs in first-class cricket and the IPL. He has scored close to 300 runs in every single edition of the IPL, barring the 2017 season in which he missed a number of games due to a groin tear. As if to compensate for last year's disappointment, Rayudu hit 605 runs in IPL 2018 alone forcing the selectors to take notice and get a call-up in the Indian ODI set up as they looked for a No.4 ahead of the World Cup.

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Happy Birthday Ambati Rayudu! CSK's star batsman and Team India international turns 36

Happy Birthday Ambati Rayudu: CSK's star batsman and Team India international turns 36

Cricket | Sep 23, 2021, 11:17 AM IST

One of CSK's key batsmen and Team India international Ambati Rayudu is celebrating his 36th birthday today.

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IPL 2021: Injury scare for Ambati Rayudu: CSK batsman retires hurt after being hit on elbow

Cricket | Sep 19, 2021, 08:19 PM IST

Rayudu was struck by Adam Milne's delivery before falling to the ground in discomfort, adding to Chennai's batting woes on the night.

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IPL 2021 | Red-hot Ambati Rayudu smashes refrigerator in MI dugout with six

Cricket | May 02, 2021, 10:15 AM IST

The monstrous shot missed the players, but crashed into the refrigerator in the MI dugout at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Saturday night, with photographs showing the top-left half of the glass-door refrigerator suffering some serious damage.

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MI vs CSK: Rayudu smashes second-fastest 50 of season; Bumrah records his worst IPL bowling figures

Cricket | May 01, 2021, 09:58 PM IST

Ambati Rayudu's attack left MI in a state of shock after the Rohit Sharma-led outfit seemed to have got back into the match with quick wickets.

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CSK vs KXIP: You are my hero, Ruturaj Gaikwad tells Ambati Rayudu

Cricket | Nov 01, 2020, 08:08 PM IST

In-form CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad can’t stop scoring runs as he slammed a 49-ball 62* to turn a party spoiler for KXIP as his third consecutive half-century ensured 9-wicket win for CSK.

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IPL 2020: We wanted to get Ambati Rayudu early, says MI stand-in skipper Pollard after big win over

Cricket | Oct 24, 2020, 09:20 AM IST

Kieron Pollard stressed that it was important to get the wicket of Rayudu cheap as he has performed consistently well against them in the past.

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IPL 2020 | Big blow for Chennai Super Kings as Rayudu set to miss next two matches

Cricket | Sep 23, 2020, 05:45 PM IST

Rayudu was the match-winner for CSK in their opener against defending champions Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi last Saturday. 

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India lost World Cup 2019 by not picking Ambati Rayudu: Shane Watson

Cricket | Sep 20, 2020, 09:11 PM IST

Watson hailed Rayudu's match-winning knock of 71 runs in the opener of IPL 2020 against defending champions Mumbai Indians on Saturday in Abu Dhabi and the manner in the "incredible" way in which he negated the pressure from Jasprit Bumrah

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IPL 2020: Dhoni and CSK return in style as Rayudu, Du Plessis fifties trump MI in opener

Cricket | Sep 20, 2020, 12:49 AM IST

Mumbai Indians’ winless run in the first game of the season stretches to eighth year as CSK win by 5 wickets.

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MI vs CSK: Ambati Rayudu becomes first half-centurion in IPL 2020

Cricket | Sep 19, 2020, 11:00 PM IST

Rayudu dealt with the pressure patiently against the new-ball attack on a tricky track to bring up his 19th half-century off 33 deliveries.

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IPL 2020 | Would put Rayudu in there to take Raina's place in CSK: Scott Styris

Cricket | Sep 11, 2020, 05:53 PM IST

Weeks before the start of the 13th edition of the league, Raina pulled out abruptly citing personal reasons, his decision coming in the wake of the 13 positive cases of COVID-19 in the CSK unit

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IPL 2020: Aakash Chopra backs Faf du Plessis as Suresh Raina’s replacement at No.3 for CSK

Cricket | Sep 08, 2020, 10:45 PM IST

Forner Indian opener suggests Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu as openers for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020

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Suresh Raina: India would have won World Cup 2019 if Rayudu was part of the squad

Cricket | Aug 21, 2020, 06:14 PM IST

Rayudu was India's first choice for the role having given a lengthy run but the selectors picked Vijay Shankar as the No.4 batsmen for the World Cup tournament.

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Ambati Rayudu was getting 'stagnant': Former Indian selector on his omission from 2019 World Cup

Cricket | Aug 10, 2020, 02:04 PM IST

A former Indian selector has provided the reason for not including Rayudu in the final squad.

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He has a lot of cricket left in him: Ambati Rayudu puts a bet in Suresh Raina's India comeback

Cricket | May 03, 2020, 07:23 PM IST

Rayudu, during an Instagram Live session with Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings, said that Raina looked in great shape ahead of the 13th season of the cash-rich league

How will I know sir?: Ambati Rayudu on IPL 2020 future amid coronavirus outbreak

How do I know sir?: Ambati Rayudu on IPL 2020 future amid coronavirus outbreak

Cricket | Mar 12, 2020, 01:47 PM IST

The coronavirus outbreak was on Wednesday declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), whose chief expressed his "deep concern" over the "alarming levels of inaction" in combating the virus spread.

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Was my duty to move on and identify the next generation: MSK Prasad on backing youngsters after WC

Cricket | Feb 06, 2020, 03:09 PM IST

Former chief selector MSK Prasad said that it was his duty to allow the next generation to come ahead after the 2019 World Cup and stick with them instead of backing MS Dhoni.

Yuvraj Singh blasts Indian team management for 2019 World Cup ouster

Yuvraj Singh blasts Indian team management for 2019 World Cup ouster

Cricket | Dec 17, 2019, 09:08 PM IST

Yuvraj, who had announced his retirement from international cricket in June this year, was disappointed with the way the team management handled Rayudu's case in the lead up to the World Cup.

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Isolate yourself from seasoned crooks: Rayudu tells Azharuddin

Cricket | Nov 24, 2019, 08:54 PM IST

A day after Ambati Rayudu called out the 'rampant corruption' in HCA, he warned the board's president, Mohammed Azharuddin to isolate himself from 'seasoned crooks'.

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Ambati Rayudu accuses HCA of indulging in corrupt practices

Cricket | Nov 23, 2019, 03:21 PM IST

Rayudu alleged corruption in the HCA one day after taking a break for a few weeks from playing first-class cricket for Hyderabad.

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