Chennai Super Kings batting stalwart Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League. On Saturday, Rayudu took to his social media and announced that the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League will be his last one.
“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,” he tweeted.
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Ambati Rayudu had made his debut in the Indian Premier League in the year 2010 when he was picked by Mumbai Indians. Ambati Rayudu repaid the faith Mumbai Indians showed in him and made consistent contributions with the bat.
He even picked the keeping gloves to bring more balance to the side. He was a part of the Mumbai Indians squad and played all the games in the 2013 season when MI lifted their first of the five trophies. Playing for Mumbai Indians, Ambati Rayudu announced himself as a cool finisher of the game, with his ability to swing smooth sixes.
Over the last few years, Ambati Rayudu had become an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings camp. He was roped in by the Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 mega-auctions for INR 6.75 crore and since then there have been no turning backs for the batting stalwart. 2018 was also Rayudu’s breakthrough year as he played a crucial role in Chennai Super Kings’ title victory.
Talking about numbers, Rayudu has been part of 187 IPL matches, scoring 4187 runs at an average of almost 30, including 22 half-centuries and one hundred. He has been one of the most consistent performers over the years. Even in the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League, Rayudu has been among the top run-getters for the CSK camp.
Though, the MS Dhoni-led side is already out of the playoffs, Rayudu’s efforts have been very impressive. He has amassed 271 runs this season in 12 matches at an average of 27.10.
(P.S: Rayudu has deleted his retirement Tweet, more updates to follow…..)