Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from the IPL after the IPL 2023 final, capping off a 13-year career in which he first represented the Mumbai Indians and later the Chennai Super Kings.
Rayudu announced the news on Twitter, writing, “2 great teams mi nd csk,204 matches,14 seasons,11 playoffs,8 finals,5 trophies.”Tonight should be the sixth. It’s been a long road.I’ve determined that tonight’s final will be my final game in the Ipl.I had a great time competing in this fantastic tournament.Thank you very much. “There will be no U-turn.”
Rayudu earlier reversed his retirement statement in 2022, when he tweeted his retirement after the season but removed the tweet after discussions with CSK management.
Rayudu has appeared in over 200 IPL games and scored over 4000 runs, including one century. He also played as a part-time wicketkeeper for the Mumbai Indians, for whom he earned four fifties in the 2011 season, but his greatest season came in 2018, when he scored 602 runs at a strike rate of over 150.