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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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Sports | May 02, 2021, 12:40 AM IST

Kieron Pollard's blistering 87 off 34 deliveries helped defending champions Mumbai Indians pull off their highest ever run-chase and register a four-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

Ambati Rayudu retires from all forms of cricket after 2019 World Cup snub

Sports | Jul 03, 2019, 02:12 PM IST

India batsman Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after the double 2019 World Cup snub.

India vs West Indies: 4th ODI: Rohit, Rayudu star as India crush West Indies by 224 runs

Cricket Ki Baat | Oct 30, 2018, 07:34 AM IST

India vs West Indies: 4th ODI: Rohit, Rayudu star as India crush West Indies by 224 runs. With this victory India now leads 5 match series 2-1.

Rohit Sharma is currently in the form of his life: Sourav Ganguly to IndiaTV

Cricket Ki Baat | Oct 29, 2018, 07:21 PM IST

Former India captain and IndiaTV Cricket Expert Sourav Ganguly beleieves opener Rohit Sharma is in the form of his life after the stylish right-hander hit a breathtaking 162 against West Indies in the fourth ODI in Mumbai on Monday.