Ambati Raymond, the Indian and Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK), hitter announced his retirement on Tuesday. Rayudu announced his retirement from cricket after CSK beat Gujarat Titans on Monday in the IPL 2023 Final. The 37-year old announced the news via a post on social media. In his note of retirement, Rayudu gave MS Dhoni special mention.
“It was an emotional evening that culminated with a special IPL victory. In that spirit, I’d like to announce that I am retiring from all forms Indian cricket. “When I picked up the bat to play with the tennis ball as a child, I had no idea that the journey would last for 30 years,” Rayudu wrote in his note.
“It is an honour for me to have represented India from the Under-15 level to the highest. I remember the day in 2013 when I first received my India cap. It’s a memory that I will treasure forever.”
Rayudu wrote about Dhoni: “It was also a great honor to play with Dhoni Bhai, both at CSK and Tearn India. We had some wonderful memories in the last 20 years both on and off of the field. They will remain in my heart for ever.”
Ambati Rayudu is emotional after CSK’s win
Ambati got emotional on Monday as CSK defeated Gujarat Titans and won their fifth IPL championship. CSK’s Rayudu said it was a fairytale ending to his career, where he became the second player to ever win six IPL championships. Rayudu was crying as he spoke to Harsha Bhoglile after the win of his team. Rayudu’s last professional match was notable for the cameo he played (19 out of 8).
“It was a fairytale ending and I could not have asked for anything more. It’s incredible, I feel really lucky to have been a part of some great teams. This is a win I will cherish for the rest my life. It’s a reward for all my hard work over the past 30 years. “I would like to take a moment to thank my parents and my family, because without them I wouldn’t be here today,” said 37-year old.