Ambati Rayudu announces IPL retirement

CSK batter Ambati Rayudu on Sunday confirmed that the game against Gujarat Titans will be his last game in the Indian Premier League.

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Chennai Super Kings' star Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League on Sunday. He confirmed that the final of the 2023 edition against Gujarat Titans will be his last match in the tournament. Rayudu has been part of the CSK since 2018 and won two titles with the franchise. He began his IPL career with Mumbai Indians in 2010.

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"2 great teams MI and 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 in this great tournament. Thank u all. No u-turn," Rayudu wrote on his official Twitter account.

IPL Career of Ambati Rayudu:

Rayudu lifted the title with Mumbai Indians in 2013 as it was also the first title for the franchise. The batter played all the matches in the season. He went on to win two more titles in 2015 and 2017 before moving to CSK the next year.

Ambati Rayudu found himself as a power-hitter under MS Dhoni. He played in different situations during his tenure at CSK. He scored at a strike rate of 149.75 during his debut season with the CSK when the side lifted the title in 2018. Rayudu scored 602 runs in 16 matches for the side. He was part of the winning team in 2021 as well, which saw Rayudu hitting a strike rate of 151.17 in 16 matches.

The previous year was a forgettable one for both, Rayudu and CSK. The Super Kings finished 9th in the table and the veteran India batter had also announced his retirement mid-way through the season. However, he backtracked from the statement and continued to represent the side. Rayudu is also among the select few players in the tournament's history to have appeared in 200 or more games. With 4239 runs in the league, he is currently the 12th-highest run-getter in the league.

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