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Ambati Rayudu Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Ambati Rayudu Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth September 23, 1985
Zodiac Sign Libra
Spouse Chennupalli Vidya

Ambati Rayudu is an Indian cricketer and TV personality. He is best known for playing international cricket for India starting in 2013 as well as Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Hyderabad domestically. On July 2, 2019, he announced his retirement from all formats of cricket but returned on August 29, 2019, re-joined Hyderabad’s squad and was named its captain.

Born Name

Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu

Nick Name


Ambati Rayudu as seen in May 2018
Ambati Rayudu as seen in May 2018 (Ambati Rayudu / Facebook)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India


Hyderabad, Telangana, India





He trained cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India in 2001. Rayudu attended Bhavan’s Sri Ramakrishna Vidyalaya in Sainikpuri, Secunderabad, Telangana, India.

He also attended Bhavan’s Vivekananda College in Sainikpuri, Secunderabad, Telangana, India.


Cricketer, TV Personality


  • Father – Sambasiva Rao (Worked in at the archives department)
  • Mother – Vijayalakshmi
  • Others – Rohit Rayudu (Cousin) (Cricketer)




Right-Arm Off-Break



Shirt Number

9 – Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Ambati Rayudu and Chennupalli Vidya in a selfie in September 2018
Ambati Rayudu and Chennupalli Vidya in a selfie in September 2018 (Ambati Rayudu / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ambati Rayudu has dated –

  1. Chennupalli Vidya (2009-Present) – On February 14, 2009, Ambati married his friend from college, Chennupalli Vidya. They welcomed a daughter named Viviya in July 2020. In May 2023, Ambati confirmed that they had welcomed their 2nd child, a baby girl.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Ambati Rayudu (Right) and Sachin Tendulkar in a selfie in May 2015
Ambati Rayudu (Right) and Sachin Tendulkar in a selfie in May 2015 (Ambati Rayudu / Facebook)

Sexual Orientation


Ambati Rayudu Favorite Things

SourceTwitter, Twitter, Twitter, Twitter, Twitter

Ambati Rayudu in an Instagram post as seen in December 2018
Ambati Rayudu in an Instagram post as seen in December 2018 (Ambati Rayudu / Instagram)

Ambati Rayudu Facts

  1. He credits his dad for instilling a love for cricket into him. He would ferry him around on his scooter and would always stay and watch him practice day and night.
  2. His dad also signed him up for a coaching camp in the 3rd grade and later enrolled him into a cricket academy owned by Vijay Paul, a former Hyderabad cricketer.
  3. Ambati made his first-class debut in 2002 after he joined Hyderabad’s squad. Next year, he played for India A and in 2004, he was already a captain for the India Under-19 team.
  4. His hobbies and passions include farming, soccer, architecture, photography, art, golf, and going on road trips and exploring the world.
  5. In the early days of cricket, he was sometimes called “the next Sachin Tendulkar.”
  6. In 2007, Ambati was banned from domestic cricket by the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) after he signed with the “rebel” Indian Cricket League (ICL). This stopped him from playing nationally. Luckily, BCCI offered him amnesty in 2009 if he terminated the contract with ICL, which he accepted.
  7. He was a part-time wicket-keeper for the Mumbai franchise.
  8. Ambati was very saddened to hear about the death of his mentor, cricketer Vijay Paul in December 2016.
  9. Ambati was dropped from the India National Team in the 2019 World Cup in favor of Vijay Shankar. In response, he passively-aggressively tweeted: “Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup.” Ambati was passed again soon after when they chose Mayank Agarwal due to Vijay’s injury as well as Rishabh Pant in place of another injured cricketer.
  10. After he didn’t make the squad for India, Ambati was very disappointed and announced his retirement. Iceland Cricket, an amateur cricket team, trolled him on social media by offering him to apply for residency in their country so he can join their squad instead.
  11. After 58 days of retirement, heads of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) convinced him he had “at least 5 more years of cricket in him” and he made a comeback.
  12. In November 2019, Ambati revealed that corruption is very much present and influential in Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) and was stopping the domestic team from being great. He promptly skipped Ranji Trophy for that reason.
  13. Ambati is in favor of the death sentence of people who commit s*xual assault. He also heavily fights against racism.
  14. In May 2023, Ambati announced his retirement from IPL after the IPL 2023 final match against Gujarat Titans.
  15. In December 2023, it was revealed that Ambati had joined the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP).

Featured Image by Ambati Rayudu / Facebook

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