Veteran Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu has decided to move on as he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The middle-order batsman has represented India in 55 One Day Internationals and six T20Is. The 33-year-old was overlooked by the selectors when Team India's 15-member World Cup squad was announced earlier this year. He was once again overlooked when all-rounder Vijay Shankar was ruled out of the tournament due to a toe injury and Mayank Agarwal was named as a replacement.
It seemed that the Andhra batsman was assured of a World Cup berth during his impressive run in 2018 and it appeared that India's middle-order woes have been addressed. However, his 2019 began on a miserable note as he could manage only 24 runs in the two matches. Rayudu made up for it to some extent in the following series against New Zealand where he amassed 190 runs in five ODI's. He scored a match-winning 90 in the final ODI after India were reduced to 18/4 as they ended up getting to 252. However, a forgettable home series against Australia meant that the veteran batsman was overlooked for the quadrennial event.
Rayudu had also come up with a sarcastic tweet after his exclusion from the World Cup squad.
Taking advantage of Rayudu's bad luck, Iceland Cricket recently came forward to take a dig at the 33-year old by offering him permanent citizenship in their country.
At the same time, Iceland Cricket also mentioned the list of documents that the CSK batsman would need to carry.