Ambati Rayudu, an Indian batsman who plays for the Chennai Super Kings, has declared his retirement from all forms of Indian cricket. He had announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL) after winning the league's sixth championship. Rayadu made the announcement on Twitter. "It was an emotional night that ended with a memorable IPL victory. I would like to declare my retirement from all forms of Indian cricket on that high note," Rayudu wrote in his moving statement.
What he said
Rayudu said, "I didn't envision the great adventure that would follow for more than two decades when I took up the cricket bat as a boy playing with the tennis ball at home."
The former athlete spoke fondly of his first game and stated, "I consider it my greatest honour to have represented my country at every level, from Under-19 to the highest. I will always treasure the memory of the day I initially got my India cap in 2013, which I can still clearly recall."
"I appreciate the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA), the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA), and the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) for believing in my abilities and giving me the chance to express myself on the pitch," he added.
He amassed 6,151 runs at an average of 45.56 in 97 first-class games, with 16 centuries, 34 fifties, and a top score of 210. He amassed 5,607 runs at an average of 39.08 in 178 List-A cricket matches, including 40 fifties and five hundreds, with a high score of 124. He scored 6,028 runs at an average of 26.43 in 178 T20 games, including one century, 31 fifties, and his top score of 100.