Chennai Super Kings (CSK) midfielder Ambati Rayudu he announced on Saturday that he was retiring from the Indian Premier League (IPL), but later deleted the tweet.
“I am happy to announce that this will be my last IPL. It was wonderful playing for me and as part of 2 great teams for 13 years, ”Raydu tweeted.
“I would like to sincerely thank the Mumbai Indians and CSK for a wonderful trip.”
This is not the first time that Rayudu has announced his withdrawal in an absurd way. When he was not selected for the 2019 ODI World Cup, he announced his retirement, but reversed the decision and returned to play in the IPL.
In 2018, Rayudu withdrew from first-class cricket to focus on the shorter format. And the plan seemed to work as it got to the Indian ODI team looking for number 4. Still, even that wasn’t easy – he succeeded after passing a yo-yo fitness test from a second attempt.
Rayudu’s consistency even encouraged the Captain of India Virat Kohli to say that India has found its number 4 for the World Cup. However, the team eventually left with Vijay Shankar, Tamil Nadu allrounder described by MSK Prasad head coach as a “three-dimensional” cricketer. Soon, Rayudu posted a tweet: “I just ordered a new set of 3D glasses to watch the World Cup.”
At the World Cup, later Shikhar Dhawan was excluded from the matches due to a thumb injury, the management of the Indian team decided to fly Rishabh Pant. After all-around Vijay Shankar was ruled out for a broken toe, Mayank Agarwal is selected.
After being transferred despite the fact that two Indian players suffered injuries at the World Cup, Rayudu announced his retirement from cricket. Rayudu was included in the reserve of the Indian national cricket team before the World Cup.
I’ve been playing cricket with you since our u-19 days. You always admire your punch and the energy you give on the field. I wish you well on the road ahead, brother. You have done very well and you should be proud of your achievement @RayuduAmbati
– Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 14, 2022
Rayudu’s U-19 teammate Irfan Pathan tweeted, “I’ve been playing cricket with you since our U-19 days. You always admire your punch and the energy you give on the field. I wish you well on the road ahead, brother. You have done very well and you should be proud of your achievement @RayuduAmbati. ”
Rayudu, who was once labeled ‘Next Sachin Tendulkar‘, the first great hope of this millennium, has already withdrawn from international cricket.
Rayudu’s final international record was nowhere near what India expected of him. In 55 ODIs, he achieved 1,694 runs, including three centuries, averaging 47.05. His record also shows 42 runs in six T20 Internationals, and 6,151 runs with 16 hundred in 97 first-class matches for Hyderabad, Andhra, Baroda and Vidarbha.
The open midfielder, known for his fast nature, is going through a lean phase in the ongoing IPL. He managed to collect only 271 runs in 12 matches, including fifty. Overall, however, in his IPL career, Rayudu has achieved 4187 runs in 187 races, including one century and 22 half-centuries. This season, Rayudu became the 10th Indian hitter to score 4,000 runs in the IPL.
In 2007, at the height of his powers and on the wrong side of cricket after an altercation, Rayudu joined the now-defunct Rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) before returning to the mainstream after accepting the BCCI’s amnesty offer. He was chosen by the Mumbai Indians in 2011.