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Rayudu will retire from the IPL after the final

Rayudu has won the championship with both MI and CSK.

After the final match of IPL 2023, Ambati Rayudu officially declared his retirement from the tournament, concluding a remarkable 13-year journey. Rayudu represented the Mumbai Indians initially and later joined the Chennai Super Kings.

The announcement of his retirement was made by Rayudu on social media, as he tweeted, “Two great teams, MI and CSK. 204 matches, 14 seasons, 11 playoffs, 8 finals, 5 trophies. Hopefully, the 6th tonight. It’s been quite a journey. I have decided that tonight’s final will be my last game in the IPL. I truly have enjoyed playing in this magnificent tournament. Thank you all. No U-turn.”


It’s worth mentioning that Rayudu had previously announced his retirement in 2022 through a tweet but later deleted it after discussions with the CSK team management.

Rayudu’s impressive IPL career spans over 200 matches, during which he has accumulated more than 4000 runs, including a memorable century. While playing for the Mumbai Indians, he showcased his versatility by taking on the role of a part-time wicketkeeper. In the 2011 season, Rayudu impressed with four half-centuries to his name.

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However, his standout performance in the tournament came in 2018, where he amassed an impressive tally of 602 runs at a striking rate of almost 150. Throughout his IPL journey, Rayudu has consistently contributed with his batting prowess and occasional wicketkeeping skills.