Ambati Rayudu: 24 facts, family, wedding pics, age, height, weight loss, biography, wiki, profile, wife
Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu (born 23 September 1985) is an Indian professional cricketer. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman, who occasionally keeps the wicket, and a right-arm off break bowler. He plays for Vidarbha in domestic cricket, and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Rayudu began his first-class career with Hyderabad in 2002 at the age of 16 and, by the following year, was playing for India A. He captained the India Under-19 team at the 2004 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup and was expected to break into the senior team. Disputes with players and state association, followed by signing up with the “rebel” Indian Cricket League, led to him being ignored for national team selection. He returned to domestic cricket in 2009 by accepting BCCI’s amnesty offer and terminating his ICL contract. After strong performances for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the IPL, he was named in the Indian squad for the first time in 2012. He eventually made his international debut in July 2013, in an ODI against Zimbabwe.
Rayudu was born on 23 September 1985 in Guntur. His father Sambasiva Rao worked at the archives department. Rayudu has said in an interview that his father was his inspiration to take up cricket and put him into a coaching camp when he was in third grade. Rayudu’s father took him to the cricket academy of former Hyderabad cricketer Vijay Paul in 1992. Paul recalls, “Rayudu’s father used to ferry him around on his scooter to the cricket camps and various matches.” According to Abdul Azeem, Rao “used to stand about 50 metres away and watch Rayudu practice day-in and day-out.”
Rayudu completed his schooling from Bhavan’s Sri Ramakrishna Vidyalaya, Sainikpuri. He married Chennupalli Vidya, a college friend, on 14 February 2009
|Full name||Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu|
|Born||23 September 1985
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Batting style||Right handed|
|Bowling style||Right arm off break|
|Role||Batsman; Occasional wicket-keeper|