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Former Indian cricketer Y. Venugopal Rao on Thursday joined Jana Sena party of actor-politician Pawan Kalyan. He took the membership of the party in the presence of Pawan Kalyan in Visakhapatnam. The actor's fans also joined the party on this occasion. Venugopal Rao made his debut in one-day internationals against Sri Lanka in 2005. The middle-order batsman played 16 ODIs scoring 218 runs including a fifty. His last ODI was against West Indies in 2006. The Andhra cricketer, who played 120 first-class matches scoring over 7,000 runs, also played for Deccan Chargers and Hyderabad Sunrisers in the Indian Premier League (IPL). His last IPL appearance was in 2014.