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40 Facts About Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu plays as a right-handed middle-order batsman, who occasionally keeps wicket and bowls right-arm off breaks.
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Ambati Rayudu returned to domestic cricket in 2009 by accepting BCCI's amnesty offer and terminating his ICL contract.
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Ambati Rayudu eventually made his international debut in July 2013, in an ODI against Zimbabwe.
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Ambati 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.
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Ambati Rayudu's father took him to the cricket academy of former Hyderabad cricketer Vijay Paul in 1992.
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Ambati Rayudu completed his schooling from Bhavan's Sri RamaKrishna Vidyalaya, Sainikpuri.
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Ambati Rayudu began his career playing for Hyderabad youth teams in the late-90s, playing at the Under-16 and Under-19 levels.
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Ambati Rayudu became the youngest player in the history of Ranji Trophy to score a double century and a century in the same match.
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Ambati Rayudu then failed to make an impression in the Emerging Players Tournament after which he played four matches in the following Ranji season with an average of over 54.
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Ambati Rayudu returned to Hyderabad the following season after Vivek Jaisimha took over as the team's coach.
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In 2009, the BCCI granted amnesty to 79 Indian players in the ICL, including Ambati Rayudu, allowing them to come back to Indian domestic cricket.
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At the Ranji Trophy that season, Ambati Rayudu finished as Baroda's leading run-getter with 566 runs in 9 matches at an average of 56.
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Ambati Rayudu was included in the 30 probables for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 but failed to make it to the final 15-man squad.
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However, Ambati Rayudu did not feature in the playing eleven in either of the two matches.
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Ambati Rayudu was then selected in a second string Indian squad for the tour of Zimbabwe later that month.
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Ambati Rayudu made his international debut in the first ODI of the series, on 24 July 2013, and was crucial in setting up an Indian win.
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Ambati Rayudu became the 12th Indian batsman to score a half-century on ODI debut.
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Ambati Rayudu continued to be a part of India's ODI squads as a reserve batsman in the home series against Australia in October 2013, against West Indies in November 2013, as well as on tours to South Africa in December 2013 and New Zealand in January 2014, making only two appearances in the playing eleven across the four series.
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Ambati Rayudu struggled during the three-match ODI tour of Bangladesh, making two single-digit scores.
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Ambati Rayudu was picked in the ODI and T20I squads for the tour of England in July 2014.
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Ambati Rayudu played two ODIs on the Bangladesh tour in June 2015 and averaged 22.
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Ambati Rayudu scored 41 in the next match before suffering an injury that ruled him out of the tour.
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Ambati Rayudu married Chennupalli Vidya, a college friend, on 14 February 2009.
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Ambati Rayudu is a shot tempered person due to it he has been involved in confrontations with players and umpires throughout his career.
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In September 2017, a video surfaced on social media showing Ambati Rayudu getting into a heated argument, manhandling and punching a senior citizen.
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