Ambati Raydu Announced Retirement from All form of Cricket
Ambati Raydu Announced Retirement: It has been an emotional night that culminated in a special IPL win. On that high note, I would like to announce my retirement from all forms of Indian cricket. When I took up the cricket bat as a kid playing with the tennis ball at home, I didn’t imagine the wonderful journey that would follow for three decades. I consider it my greatest honour to have represented my country from the Under-15 to the highest level.
I still remember the day I received my India cap for the first time in 2013 – it is a memory I will cherish forever. I would like to thank the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA), The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) and the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) for showing faith in my ability and providing me with the opportunity to express myself on the field.
I would also like to thank both the IPL teams that I played for – Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. I am proud to finish my career as a six-time IPL winner. Being a part of Mumbai Indians’ first-ever IPL win in 2013 as well as winning the IPL title with Chennai Super Kings in 2018, 2021 and of course, 2023 are memories that will stay with me forever.
It has also been a great privilege to play with captain Dhoni bhai both with CSK and Team India. We have had some great memories over the last two decades both on and off the field, which will stay in my heart forever. None of this would have been possible without the support of my dear family, especially my father Sambasiva Rao.
Thanks to all my teammates, support staff, fans and all the coaches from my early days – this memorable journey of mine would not have been fulfilling without all of you.
Thank you for being by my side through the ups and downs. Your encouragement meant a lot to me. See you on the other side! the AMBATI RAYUDU
Ambati Raydu Announced Retirement from IPL
The 38-year-old Hyderabadi player tweeted on Sunday that his game against Gujarat Titans would be his last in the league, adding that there won’t be any U-turn this time around after scoring 139 runs in 15 games.
In 55 ODIs for India, Rayudu scored 1694 runs with three hundreds and 10 fifties at an average of 47-plus.
602 runs from 16 games with a strike rate of 149.8 when CSK returned into IPL after 2 years. Ambati Rayudu, An IPL legend, thank you for all your memories especially in IPL 2018.
Ambati Raydu Announced Retirement from all form of cricket and Domest IPL cricket. Former India ODI specialist and Chennai Super Kings regular Ambati Rayudu on May 28 announced that the IPL final against Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad will be his last game in cash-rich league.
Ambati Rayudu had announced on Sunday that the 2023 Indian Premier League final would be his last appearance in the league as a player. In a topsy turvy final against the Gujarat Titans, the Chennai Super Kings batter nailed 19 runs off eight deliveries, a cameo that eventually helped CSK win their fifth IPL title.