Ambati Rayudu was not considered as a replacement in World Cup squad even when India lost opener Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar to injuries, with Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal called up instead, despite being named as one of the five stand-bys for the tournament.
Imperfect 'genius' Ambati Rayudu walks away with unfulfilled promises but after playing the game on his own terms
Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 3 July after he was ignored by the selectors as replacement for inured Vijay Shankar for World Cup 2019 after initially being put on the standby list.
India captain Virat Kohli Wednesday described Ambati Rayudu as "a top man" after the middle-order batsman, who was ignored for the ongoing World Cup, retired from all forms of cricket.
Virender Sehwag sympathises with Ambati Rayudu after latter's sudden retirement, says World Cup snub must have been 'very painful'
Former India opener Virender Sehwag Wednesday said the World Cup snub must have been painful for middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu, who retired from all forms of cricket.
Ambati Rayudu's sudden retirement from all formats of cricket earns sympathy and support from Twitterati
Ambati Rayudu announced he was quitting all formats of the game and at all levels in a surprise decision. The decision is believed to have been taken after not being picked in World Cup squad.
Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from international cricket after playing just 55 ODIs and six T20Is. He was overlooked for selection in the Indian team for the World Cup.