Something is not well within the CSK camp for sure. There are most twists and turns in the stories from their camp than in a classic thriller flix. On Saturday, another drama unfolded as Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement from the IPL after the ongoing edition. However, the right-handed batter deleted the Tweet within 30 minutes to spark the controversy. Meanwhile, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan clarified to the NDTV that Rayudu will not be retiring after the IPL 2022. Phew!!!
The 36-year old batter was signed by the Yellow Army in the mega-auction ahead of the ongoing season. He was a part of the Mumbai Camp from 2010 to 2017 and since then he has been with the Chennai-based franchise. The Super Kings re-signed the veteran batter in the mega-auction ahead of the IPL 2022 and he has had an average season with the bat.
In the ongoing season, Ambati Rayudu has scored 271 runs in 12 games at a strike rate of over 124. Rayudu is nothing short of an IPL legend as the right-hander has amassed a total of 4187 runs in 187 IPL games, averaging over 29.
Ambati Rayudu announces his retirement from the IPL and deletes the tweet later
Rayudu has created more confusion around the CSK’s camp with the latest retirement fiasco. As soon as Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement from the IPL, many prominent names in the cricketing fraternity, including Harsha Bhogle, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, and Harbhajan Singh wished him a happy retirement.
However, things took a U-turn quickly as the batter deleted the tweet soon after.
Later, Chennai Super Kings’ CEO Kasi Viswanathan came forward and clarified that Ambati Rayudu is not retiring from the IPL.
“Rayudu is not retiring,” he told to NDTV.
“I spoke to him and he is not retiring. He was disappointed with his performance and that’s why he might have put out that tweet. But he has deleted it and he is definitely not retiring…,” Viswanathan told Sportstar.
CSK CEO (in NDTV to @vroy38) said "Rayudu is not retiring".
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 14, 2022
For the unversed, Ambati Rayudu has already retired from the international cricket after the heartbreaking 2019 World Cup snub.