Chennai Super Kings batter Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL), but he later deleted the tweet.
“I am happy to announce that this will be my last IPL. I have had a wonderful time playing it and being a part of 2 great teams for 13 years,” tweeted Rayudu.
“Would love to sincerely thank Mumbai Indians and CSK for the wonderful journey.”
This is not the first time Rayudu has announced his retirement in an absurd manner. When he was ignored for the World Cup in 2019, he quit the game but changed the decision and came back to play in the IPL.
Rayudu’s U-19 teammate Irfan Pathan tweeted: “Played cricket with you since our u-19 days. Always admire your batting and the energy you give on the field. Wish you well for your journey ahead brother. You have done very well and should be proud of your achievement @RayuduAmbati.”
Meanwhile, the CEO of the franchise also reacted to Rayudu’s tweet.
“Ambati Rayudu is not retiring. He might not be happy with his performances and put it out. Just a psychological thing. He’ll be with CSK,” he told News9.