The veteran Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter Ambati Rayudu on Saturday made an announcement that he will not be taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the ongoing 2022 season but later deleted his tweet. Over the years, Rayudu has become a key part of the CSK batting lineup and displayed both attacking and conservative games to often bail his side out of trouble.
Taking to Twitter, Ambati Rayudu had written: “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.”
So far, Ambati Rayudu has played 187 matches in the IPL, scoring 4,187 runs at an average of 29.28. He also has a good strike rate of 127.26, with his highest score being 100 not out in the tournament. In his IPL career, Rayudu has played for just two franchises, Mumbai Indians (MI) and CSK. He represented Mumbai Indians from 2010 to 2017.
Before the 2018 IPL, Rayudu was picked up by CSK. The franchise had not retained the batter for the ongoing season, but he was picked up in the mega auction by the MS Dhoni-led side. Rayudu’s IPL career began in 2010 with a stint with Mumbai Indians.
In his first season, Ambati Rayudu had amassed 356 runs in 14 matches. So far, Rayudu has played 187 games in the IPL, scoring 4,187 runs at an average of 29.28. He also has a good strike rate of 127.26, with his highest score being 100 not out in the tournament.
Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan has now clarified that Ambati Rayudu is “not retiring.” As per the quotes in NDTV, he said, “He was a bit disappointed that he was not doing well. So, he mistakenly put out that tweet. I have explained things to him. He is not retiring. He will be with us.”