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Ambati Rayudu (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More


Ambati Rayudu
(Indian Cricketer)

Ambati Rayudu
Nickname: Amba
Profession: Indian Cricketer (Batsman)
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 170 cm
Weight (approx.): 72 kgs
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 23 September 1985
Age (as on 2018): 32 years
Birth Place: Guntir, Andra Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
School: Bhavan’s Sri Ramakrishna Vidyalaya, Sanikpuri, Secunderabad
College: Bhavan’s Vivekananda College, Secunderabad
Educational Qualifications:

Father: Sambasiva Rao
Mother: Vijayalakshmi
Sister: N/A
Brother: N/A
Coach/Mentor: N/A
Religion: Hindu
Address: NA

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: N/A
ODI: vs Zimbabwe in Harare, 24 July 2013
T20: vs England at Edgbaston, Birmingham, 7 September 2014
Jersey Number: #5 (India), #9 (IPL)
Domestic/State Team: India, Baroda, Hyderabad, ICL Indian XI, India A, Mumbai Indians
Nature on field: Very Very Aggressive
Likes to play against: Pakistan
Favourite Shot/Ball: Scoop shot

Career Turning Point


  • The 12th Indian to hit a half-century on ODI debut (63* vs Zimbabwe, 2013)
  • Highest run-scorer (78) in Deodhar Trophy 2012-13 final.

Hobbies: Playing Golf, reading and travelling
Favourite Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S Laxman and Steve Waugh
Favourite Bowlers: Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan
Favourite Cricket Ground: NA
Favourite sports Commentator: NA
Favourite Food: Hyderabadi Biryani
Favourite Actors: Aamir Khan
Favourite Films: NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
Favourite TV Shows: NA
Smoking/Alcohol: No/Not Known

Style Quotient
Cars Collection: NA

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Chennupalli Vidya
Wife/Spouse: Chennupalli Vidya
Marriage Date: 14 February 2009
Children: Not Known

Net Worth: Not Known
Retainer Fee: NA
Test Fee: NA
T20 Fee: NA
IPL 11: NA

Awards and recognitions

  • The 2010 and 2011 Alan Border Medal recipient
  • Australian ODI Player of the year:- 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Player of the tournament in IPL:- 2008, 2013


  • Rayudu has had temperamental issues in the past and he had an altercation with the then Hyderabad coach Rajesh Yadav, after which he shifted his base to Andhra.
  • After winning an IPL match, Rayudu was seen passing comments on Harshal Patel after which Patel tried to counter him before being stopped by Virat Kohli.
  • After joining the rebel India Cricket league in 2007, Rayudu was banned by the BCCI for two years before being awarded amnesty in 2009.
  • In 2005, during his Ranji Trophy days, Rayudu was involved in a scuffle with Hyderabad player Arjun Yadav, in which he was attacked by Yadav with a stump.
  • In the 2016 IPL, Rayudu was involved in an off-field spat with teammate Harbhajan Singh.
  • In 2018, the BCCI banned Rayudu for two matches after his heated conversation with the Umpires during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match.
  • In 2017, a video surfaced on social media showing Rayudu manhandling a senior citizen.

Lesser Known Facts

  • In his early days, Rayudu was even referred to as the next Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Apart from batting, he is also a part-time off-spinner and wicket-keeper.
  • Rayudu is a huge fan of Manchester United FC.
  • Though he is a Hyderabadi, in 2011-12 FC season he played for Baroda, after Hyderabad had got relegated.
  • Rayudu was the captain of the 2004 U-19 team which included players like Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Robin Uthappa, and R.P. Singh.