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Ambati Rayudu Announces Retirement: Set To Retire After IPL 2023 Final

Ambati Rayudu Announces Retirement: Chennai Super Kings batter Ambati Rayudu is set to retire from IPL following the IPL 2023 final game against CSK and GT.

Ambati Rayudu Announces Retirement From IPL

Last year, Rayudu posted a tweet in which he said IPL 2022 would be his final season in the competition. He, however, deleted it after intervention from the CSK management.

Rayudu had previously retired from international cricket following his omission from the Indian squad for the 2019 World Cup in England. But he then returned to domestic and IPL cricket.

However, this time around, the 38-year-old Hyderabadi stated in a tweet that there would be no U-turn, as he had decided to bid farewell to the IPL after scoring 139 runs in 15 matches.

Rayudu made the announcement on social media, tweeting, “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 is among the top ten most experienced IPL cricketers, and the second-most successful IPL cricketer, with five titles, with Mumbai Indians and CSK. Only Rohit Sharma (Deccan Chargers (2009), MI (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020)) has won the IPL more times and Rayudu has the chance to equal the record if CSK wins on Sunday.

Under Rohit, Rayudu won the 2013, 2015 and 2017 IPL titles with Mumbai Indians and then won the 2018 and 2021 IPL titles with CSK. Rayudu had missed the first two years of the competition because of his association with the Indian Cricket League.

  • For Mumbai Indians – 2416 runs at an average of 27.15 & Strike Rate of 126.16
  • For Chennai Super Kings – 1913 runs at an average of 29.89 & strike rate of 128.73

Rayudu has featured in over 200 games in the IPL and has scored over 4000 runs that include one century. He also featured as a part-time wicketkeeper for Mumbai Indians with whom he hit four fifties in the 2011 season, but his best in the tournament came in 2018 when he got 602 runs at a strike-rate of nearly 150.

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