Excited about Ambati Rayudu’s comeback: Hyderabad chief selector Noel David

first_imgAmbati Rayudu, who had retired from all forms of cricket after being overlooked for World Cup 2019, made a U-turn on his retirement after realising that the decision was taken in an ’emotional state and haste’.The 33-year-old Ambati Rayudu wrote to the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) saying that he would like to come out of retirement and play all forms of cricket again. Rayudu thanked his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, VVS Laxman and Noel David for making him realise that he still has enough cricket left in him.Speaking on Rayudu’s comeback, Noel David, Hyderabad Cricket Association chief selector, said: “It is not an easy decision to make. It takes a lot of humility and courage to admit a mistake.””I am really excited about Rayudu’s comeback. There is still a lot of cricket left in him and I am sure that he will be a big boon to Hyderabad cricket. He has my full backing and it’s now up to him to help the team reach greater heights,” David told the Times of India.”I was able to speak to him and counsel him. I told him that he had much more to give back to the game. I have known him for a long time. He is not only a great cricketer but also a good human being. It’s just that he was not able to handle the disappointment and reacted in haste.”I am happy that he will play for the state again. The boys will benefit from his presence in the dressing room and the field. His experience of playing at the highest level is sure to benefit the team too. Hyderabad cricket will be richer by Rayudu’s contribution as he can now focus on grooming youngsters and building a great team for the years to come.advertisementRayudu had announced his retirement after he wasn’t chosen as a replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan in the World Cup 2019, despite being named one of five stand-bys for the showpiece event in England.Ambati Rayudu was not included in India’s 15-man squad for the World Cup as the selectors decided to go with a “three-dimensional” Vijay Shankar.Also Read | Who can say no to India: Ambati Rayudu makes retirement u-turnAlso Read | Ambati Rayudu comes out of retirement, says he has enough cricket left in himAlso Seelast_img

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