CHENNAI: Chennai Super Kings player Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League, and tweeted, "I am happy to announce that this will be my last IPL," on Saturday.
"I have had a wonderful time playing it and being a part of 2 great teams for 13 years. Would love to sincerely thank Mumbai Indians and CSK for the wonderful journey," he further added. However, he deleted the post few minutes later.
CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan who reacted to this, stated, "No no, he's not retiring. Maybe he wasn't happy with his performances and might have put it out. Just a psychological thing. I reckon. He'll be with us."
Adding to it, Irfan Pathan tweeted: “Played cricket with you since our u-19 days. Always admire your batting and the energy you give on the field. Wish you well for your journey ahead brother. You have done very well and should be proud of your achievement @RayuduAmbati.”