Tushar Deshpande replaced Ambati Rayudu to become first Impact Player of IPL 2023

Tushar Deshpande

Tushar Deshpande becomes first Impact Player of IPL 2023, replaces Ambati Rayudu in CSK.

Chennai Super Kings used the Impact Player rules to bring in Tushar Deshpande replacing Ambati Rayudu during the 2nd Over of Gujarat Titans Run Chase in Ahmedabad on Friday.


An Impact Player is an amped-up substitute, who can contribute with both bat and ball – effectively converting an eleven-a-side game into a 12 vs 12 contest.

On the other side, Gujarat Titans replaced Injured Williamson with Sai Sudharshan using Impact Player rule during their 179 run chase.