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Star Cricketer Ambati Rayudu shocks CM Jagan

Saturday, January 6, 2024 • Tamil Comments
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On Saturday, people were aback as former cricketer Ambati Rayudu announced his departure from the YSRCP, a mere nine days after formally joining the political party. In a statement shared on X (formerly known as Twitter), Ambati Rayudu not only communicated his exit from the political landscape but also declared his decision to temporarily step away from politics altogether.

This unexpected twist involves the renowned Indian cricketer, Ambati Rayudu, who, despite recently aligning himself with the ruling YSRCP under the leadership of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, has now opted for a reconsideration of his association. Initial reports suggested that Ambati Rayudu was gearing up to contest the Lok Sabha on the YSRCP ticket.

While the precise reasons for his departure were not explicitly disclosed, Ambati expressed a sincere desire to distance himself from politics for the time being. This turn of events undoubtedly poses a significant setback for the YSRCP. Ambati Rayudu, who also serves as the brand ambassador for the Andhra Pradesh government's Aadudam Andhra program, has left many intrigued by his sudden resignation from the YSRCP. The departure follows a recent trend of several YSRCP sitting MLAs and MPs leaving the party, which may have played a role in influencing Ambati's decision. The unfolding situation raises questions about how the ruling party will navigate this unexpected development.

Having recently concluded his cricketing career after the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Ambati Rayudu, a prominent figure representing Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad in domestic cricket, is now embarking on a new chapter in Andhra Pradesh politics. This transition comes on the heels of his retirement from international cricket, a move prompted by his exclusion from the 2019 World Cup squad.

Expressing his commitment to public service, Rayudu outlined his plans for a political journey in Andhra Pradesh, emphasizing his intention to connect with people across various districts and understand their sentiments and concerns. Although there were speculations about Rayudu potentially contesting the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from either the Guntur or Machilipatnam parliamentary constituency in Andhra Pradesh, he has dismissed these claims, asserting that they hold no truth.

Known for his spirited temperament, Rayudu has faced consequences for his assertiveness, including altercations during Ranji matches leading to temporary bans. Notably, when excluded from the World Cup squad, he humorously expressed his sentiments by sharing a post featuring a 3D glasses pastry, poking fun at the selectors.

Despite occasional controversies, Rayudu played a pivotal role in Chennai Super Kings' recent IPL victory. As he transitions into the realm of politics, all eyes are on Ambati Rayudu to see how he will contribute to strengthening the ruling YSRCP, given his previous expressions of admiration for CM Jagan Mohan Reddy. His foray into politics adds an intriguing chapter to his multifaceted journey.

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