Ambati Rayudu Announces IPL Retirement, ‘No U-turn’

Ambati Rayudu announces IPL retirement, the standout batsman for Chennai Super Kings, from the Indian Premier League on Sunday, indicating that the final versus Gujarat Titans of the 2023 season will be his final game in the competition. Rayudu, a member of the CSK since 2018, won two championships with the team after starting his IPL career in 2010 with the Mumbai Indians.

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Ambati Rayudu Achievements in IPL

When Rayudu and the Mumbai Indians won the championship in 2013, it was the franchise’s maiden title and Rayudu’s first taste of victory in the competition. The batter participated in every game of the season and went on to win two additional championships in 2015 and 2017 before joining CSK the following year.

Rayudu established his reputation as a power hitter while playing for MS Dhoni’s team. He had some of his greatest IPL strike rates while wearing the yellow jersey, scoring at 149.75 in his first season with the CSK when the team won the title in 2018. Rayudu scored 602 runs in 16 games for the team, making it his greatest season to date in terms of runs.

Rayudu hit at a strike rate of 151.17 in 16 games while playing for the victorious club in 2021 as well.

Rayudu and CSK both had disappointing seasons in the previous year; the Super Kings finished ninth in the standings, while the seasoned Indian batsman declared his retirement midway through the campaign. However, Rayudu changed his mind and kept up his support for the cause.

Ambati Rayudu Announces IPL Retirement

“2 great teams mi nd csk,204 matches,14 seasons,11 playoffs,8 finals,5 trophies. hopefully 6th tonight. It’s been quite a journey. I have decided that tonight’s final is going to be my last game in the Ipl. i truly have enjoyed playing this great tournament. Thank u all. No u turn”, Rayudu spelled out on his official Twitter feed.

Rayudu has had mediocre bat performances in 2023, but he has kept MS Dhoni’s trust by participating in each of the 15 games so far. He has a strike rate of 132.28 and 139 runs scored so far this season.

Rayudu is one of the select few athletes who have participated in 200 or more games throughout the history of the competition. Rayudu presently holds the 12th-highest run total in the league with 4239 runs.


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