Hyderabad, Feeble cricketer Ambati Rayudu, who has already launched his plans to enter politics, is keeping political events in the 2 Telugu states guessing.
There is a buzz in political circles that Rayudu, who launched his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL) final week, is doubtless to affix the Congress and contest for Lok Sabha from Telangana.
Feeble Indian captain and Telangana Congress working president Mohammed Azharuddin is reportedly maintaining talks with Rayudu in this regard.
Rayudu, then all all over again, has aloof now not made up his mind which safe collectively he’ll be joining.
He met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy final month, atmosphere off speculations that he could perchance perchance perchance merely join the YSR Congress Net collectively (YSRCP).
Earlier, he had praised Jagan Mohan Reddy through a tweet.
Reacting to the Chief Minister’s speech at a gathering, the old cricketer had mentioned: „Gargantuan speech ..our chief minister@ysjagan garu.. every person in the deliver has full perception and belief in you sir..”
The 37-year-aged, who used to be playing for the Chennai Natty Kings (CSK), launched on Could well perchance 28 that he’s retiring from IPL.
The announcement came on the eve of the IPL 2023 closing between the CSK and Gujarat Titans. He scored 19 off 8 deliveries in his final look and signed off on a very gay expose as his crew bagged the fifth title with final ball victory over Gujarat Titans.
Per Congress sources, the safe collectively leadership has given Azharuddin, a old MP, the duty of maintaining talks with Rayudu and to ask him to affix the safe collectively.
The safe collectively is reportedly offering him a designate for the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha seat.
Malkajgiri constituency comprising suburbs of Hyderabad has a sizeable amount of voters from Andhra Pradesh who’re settled in Telangana capital.
The constituency is for the time being represented by Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president A. Revanth Reddy. For the reason that MP is planning to contest for Assembly elections scheduled later this year, the Congress leadership is alive to on the proposal to field Rayudu from Malkajgiri in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Congress leaders in actuality feel that Rayudu, who hails from Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, will safe the give a steal to of settlers. The constituency also has a appropriate amount of voters from Kapu neighborhood, to which Rayudu belongs.
It used to be in April this year that the usual middle-remark batsman determined to enter politics. He declared that he needs to aid of us.
He had refused to touch upon which safe collectively he would be joining, announcing he had got feelers from diversified events, but used to be dedicated to making a incompatibility to of us. „I may rob a call at the apt time,” he had mentioned.
Rayudu mentioned although he used to be equally in care for with Telangana, having spent so grand of his lifestyles in Hyderabad, he had determined to aid the of us of Andhra Pradesh.
He made it determined that he used to be now not shopping for alternate ideas for a second profession in cricket love educating and commentary. „I have carried out for India and have done my needs. I are searching for to devote the relaxation of my lifestyles to serving to others, in particular children and childhood fabricate their targets and wishes,” he mentioned.
He carried out for India in 55 ODIs between 2014 and 2019, and 6 global T20 suits, and scored 1,694 runs, at the side of three centuries and 10 fifties.
He has regarded in 190 suits for CSK and Mumbai Indians in the IPL. His disputes with a fellow teammate and the nepotism-rife management for the duration of his younger days earned him the label of a rebel, and denied him extra global opportunities, at the side of the ODI World cup.
He used to be one among the rebel gamers who latched at the alternative to play for ICL, earlier than accepting a home amnesty provide from the BCCI and entered the IPL, and later, carried out for India in global cricket.
Impressed by his father, who would rob him to diversified educating camps to play cricket, Rayudu famously scored 210 and an unbeaten 159 towards Andhra, becoming the youngest player in the historic previous of Ranji Trophy to attain a double century and a century in the same match and as well captained the Indian beneath-19 crew at the 2004 ICC World Cup. Final year, the CSK bought him for Rs 6.75 crore.
Rayudu will join a rare bandwagon of Indian cricketers who entered politics, at the side of the slack Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Kirti Azad, Azharuddin, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Chetan Chauhan and Gautam Gambhir.