Ambati Rayudu announces retirement from IPL | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Ambati Rayudu, India’s former ODI specialist and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) regular player, announced on Sunday that the IPL 2023 final against Gujarat Titans (GT) in Ahmedabad would mark his last game in the money-rich league.
Rayudu, who previously retired from international cricket after being overlooked for the 2019 World Cup in England, also announced his retirement from domestic cricket a few years ago but later reversed his decision.
However, in a recent tweet, the 38-year-old cricketer from Hyderabad said there would be no turning back this time. Rayudu, who scored 139 points in 15 games this season, decided to bid farewell to the IPL after the final.
“2 great mi nd csk teams, 204 games, 14 seasons, 11 playoffs, 8 finals, 5 trophies. hopefully 6th tonight. It’s been quite a journey. I’ve decided tonight’s final will be my last game in the Ipl. I really enjoyed playing this great tournament. Thank you all. Don’t look back,” Rayudu tweeted.

This announcement ends Rayudu’s journey in the IPL, and he leaves behind a commendable record and contributions to his team. Fans will remember his remarkable performances and his time representing the two great teams Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
During his tenure in international cricket, Rayudu played 55 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for India, amassing 1694 runs including three centuries and 10 fifties. His impressive batting average was over 47.

Although he had a significant impact on T20 cricket, especially as a vital member of CSK for nearly a decade, Rayudu’s contributions to the IPL deserve special mention.

Prior to the final match, he had appeared in 203 IPL matches, scoring 4329 runs at a strike rate of 127. His performances included 22 half centuries and a lone century. Notably, his standout season was in 2018, where he racked up 602 runs for CSK.
It is understood that Rayudu will have the freedom to participate in various franchise leagues and veteran T20 tournaments once he retires from the Indian national scene, allowing him to continue to showcase his skills and experience. on different cricket platforms.


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