Ambati Rayudu decided to reverse his retirement from IPL after CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan spoke to him.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter Ambati Rayudu caused a major havoc on social media on Saturday noon after announcing his decision to retire from the Indian Premier League via a tweet following the ongoing season. “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.”
However, Rayudu was quick to delete the tweet which he posted at 12:46pm on his twitter account to indicate that he has reversed his spontaneous decision to retire from the lucrative tournament. Before deleting his tweet several members from the Indian cricket fraternity and fans alike congratulated him for being a fantastic servant to the game for over a decade. It is understood that the CSK management played a major role in reversing his decision.
CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan spoke to Rayudu soon after he put up the tweet and convinced him to continue playing in the IPL. He mentioned that the veteran batter took the decision as he was unhappy with his performance in the IPL 2022. It should be noted that despite a poor season from CSK, who have been knocked out of the tournament, Rayudu has been a vital cog for them as he has scored 271 runs in 12 matches at an average of 27.10.
“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. “He was just not happy with his performance and maybe that’s why he tweeted. But everything is fine, we have had a word and he will be with us,” Viswanathan added.