Ambati Rayudu, a former Indian cricketer, will shortly pursue politics and may run in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2024. The recently departed right-handed batter had a fruitful career in both international and Indian Premier League cricket.
Chennai Super Kings claimed the IPL championship for the sixth time in Rayudu’s 13-year tenure. He has won three championships with the Mumbai Indians and three with the Chennai Super Kings.
Now, after announcing his retirement from playing, Rayudu appears poised to begin a new career as a politician, joining the likes of Navjot Singh Sidhu, Gautam Gambhir, Mohammed Kaif, and Mohammed Azharuddin.
Ambati Rayudu to contest in elections?
According to rumors in the local press, Ambati Rayudu will enter the political arena in the coming months. In recent months, he has conferred with the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh multiple times and discussed joining the state’s governing party, YSRCP.
According to media reports, Rayudu will receive a nomination to run for election from either the Machilipatnam or Guntur Lok Sabha constituencies. If not the House of Representatives, Rayudu could be given a permit to run for the assembly in either the Krishna or Guntur district.
In April and May of 2019, legislative and parliamentary elections will be held in Andhra Pradesh.
Earlier, Ambati Rayudu lauded YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. Regarding Andhra Pradesh’s chief minister, Rayudu stated, “CM Jagan Mohan Reddy is a major inspiration for young people entering politics.
Rather than focusing on a single region, he is spearheading development in all regions. The senior leadership of the YSRCP, according to a report in Times of India, has instructed Rayudu to choose Ponnur or Guntur West.
Gautam Gambhir, a cricketer, is presently the Member of Parliament for East Delhi. Manoj Tiwari is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Bengal. In the 2017 Punjab Legislative Elections, Navjot Singh Sidhu lost his election from Amritsar East.