Former Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu has made headlines with his unexpected decision to leave the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), mere days after joining the political outfit. Rayudu, a native of Guntur known for his illustrious cricket career, retired from international cricket in 2019 and bid farewell to the Indian Premier League in 2023.
Rayudu’s foray into politics was a notable transition, marked by his induction into the YSRCP in a ceremony graced by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Deputy CM Narayana Swamy, and MP Peddireddy Mithun Reddy. However, in a recent message on ‘X’ (formerly Twitter), Rayudu conveyed his decision to step away from the party and take a hiatus from political engagements.
The announcement has sparked speculation and discussions about Rayudu’s future plans, given his previous expressions of interest in political involvement. His exit from the YSRCP, shortly after joining, has left both fans and political circles curious about the reasons behind this sudden move.
Despite his brief political stint, Rayudu remains a revered figure, celebrated for his impressive cricketing achievements, including an outstanding record in ODIs. As the news of his exit continues to circulate, the public awaits further insights into Rayudu’s next steps and potential return to the political arena.