IPL 2022: Happy To Announce This Will Be My Last – Ambati Rayudu Announces Retirement And Deletes The Tweet Later

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) experienced batter Ambati Rayudu announced that he will be retiring from the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the ongoing season comes to an end. However, minutes after the announcement on Twitter, he deleted his tweet which has led to even more speculations about the CSK camp.

Rayudu has played for two franchises in the league – Mumbai Indians (MI) and CSK – and the 37-year-old will be hanging up his boots after a successful career in the biggest franchise tournament.

The right-hander from Andhra Pradesh played 187 matches in the IPL and scored 4187 runs at an average of 29.28. He has scored a solitary century (against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018) and has been one of the batting mainstays for the MS Dhoni-led CSK.

Ambati Rayudu Photo-IPL

Taking to social media, he thanked both MI and CSK and said: “I am happy to announce that this will be my last ipl. I have had a wonderful time playing it and being a part of 2 great teams for 13 years. Would love to sincerely thank Mumbai Indians and Csk for the wonderful journey.”

Here’s Ambati Rayudu’s tweet:

Ambati Rayudu's Retirement Tweet
Ambati Rayudu’s Retirement Tweet.

Rayudu began his IPL journey with MI back in 2010. He won three trophies with them (2013, 2016, 2017) before moving over to Chennai where he won two more trophies (2018, 2021). His best season was the 2018 title-winning campaign for CSK where he scored 602 runs in 16 matches.

Ambati Rayudu, IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings,
Ambati Rayudu (Image Credit: Twitter)

In the IPL 2022 mega auction, CSK bought back Rayudu for INR 6.75 crores considering his valuable experience. Unfortunately, the team failed to perform as a whole and they crashed out of the tournament after a loss against MI.

He has had a lackluster season by his standards so far, with 271 runs in 12 matches at an average of 27.10 and a strike rate of 124.31. It includes a high score of 78 against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in a losing cause.

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