Batsman for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Ambati Rayudú he created a stir on social media when he tweeted that the current edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) would be his last.
“I am happy to announce that this will be my last IPL. I have had a wonderful time playing and being a part of 2 great teams for 13 years. I would love to sincerely thank the Mumbai Indians and Csk for the wonderful trip.” Rayudu wrote.
Shortly after the congratulatory wishes began, the IPL veteran deleted his original tweet.
Rayudu, a five-time IPL winner, had previously announced his retirement from international cricket in 2019 after being passed over for Team India’s 2019 World Cup squad. He was then forced back to CSK and won his second title with the Chennai-based franchise in 2021.
According to the director general of the CSK kasi vishwanathanRayudu is not withdrawing from the IPL and could be upset with his performances in the current edition.
“No, no, he does not retire. Maybe he wasn’t happy with his performances and might have turned him off. Just a psychological thing, I think. He will be with us.” Vishwanathan was quoted as saying.
CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan on Ambati Rayudu:
No, no, he does not retire. He maybe he wasn’t happy with his performance and could have turned it off. Just a psychological thing, I think. He will be with us.#IPL2022
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) May 14, 2022
In ICB 2022, Rayudu has so far scored 271 runs in 12 games at an average of 27.10. His team is out of the playoff race after suffering eight losses in 12 games. The Super Kings only have two games left, against Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals, in the current season.