Former Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu officially joined the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) in Vijayawada, with the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The induction took place at the CM’s office, witnessed by Andhra Pradesh Deputy CM Narayana Swamy and MP Peddireddy Mithun Reddy, extending a warm welcome to Rayudu into the political fold.
“Famous Indian cricketer Ambati Tirupati Rayudu joined the YSR Congress Party in the presence of Chief Minister Shri YS Jagan at the CM Camp office. Deputy CM Narayana Swamy and MP Peddireddy Mithun Reddy participated in this program,” the tweet by YSRCP read.
సీఎం క్యాంప్ కార్యాలయంలో ముఖ్యమంత్రి శ్రీ వైఎస్ జగన్ సమక్షంలో వైఎస్సార్ కాంగ్రెస్ పార్టీలో చేరిన ప్రముఖ భారత క్రికెటర్ అంబటి తిరుపతి రాయుడు.#CMYSJagan #YSRCongressParty #AmbatiRayudu #APWithYSRCP #YSJaganAgain #AndhraPradesh pic.twitter.com/J0IdsbxQIf
— Jagananna Connects (@JaganannaCNCTS) December 28, 2023
The official X (formerly Twitter) handle of YSRCP also posted a video of the event featuring Ambati Rayudu’s induction into the party.
Following the culmination of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement from all formats of cricket. Rayudu had a significant cricketing career, having represented Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad in domestic cricket.
Rayudu’s last appearance in cricket was when he won the IPL 2023 season with MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings after beating Gujarat Titans in the final. Rayudu had announced that last year’s domestic season will be his final season.
Rayudu has had an on and off relationship with BCI selectors which saw him not getting enough game time for the Men in Blue.