Former Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu has recently bid farewell to cricket as he played his last Indian Premier League (IPL) game this year with the Chennai Super Kings. Rayudu got a fairytale ending for his career as he not only scored 19 runs off eight balls in the final against the Gujarat Titans, but his team also won the IPL title. Rayudu has already confirmed that this will be his last tournament. The batsman was also seen being emotional after the match, as this was his last game. CSK’s skipper, MS Dhoni, also showed a great gesture for him as he asked him to lift the trophy.
Rayudu reveals he had issues with the selection committee
The former CSK batsman vowed that he would not return after retirement. The 37-year-old tweeted about his retirement in the last season of the IPL. However, he deleted the tweet after CSK’s management intervened. Rayudu had also announced his retirement in 2019, after being overlooked by the Indian selectors in the 2019 World Cup.
Recently, in an interview, the former cricketer revealed that he had problems with the members of the selection committee at that time. He said, “When I was in the early stages of my career, I had some issues with them, which was probably one of the reasons for my exclusion from the World Cup 2019.
Rayudu is one of the most successful players in IPL
He also stated that in 2018, BCCI officials asked him to be ready for the 2019 World Cup, but later he was not given a place in the squad. Ambati Rayudu made his debut for Team India in 2013 against Zimbabwe and scored crucial 63 runs for the team, and his last international appearance was in 2019 against Australia.
The former cricketer has played 55 one-day internationals and six T20s for Team India. The former CSK player has become the most successful player in the history of the IPL, along with Rohit Sharma. Both players have won six titles with their respective teams.