Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Versatile batsman Ambati Rayudu on Saturday announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The 36-year-old cricketer took to Twitter to announce his retirement from the cash-rich league. However, he deleted his tweet later.

“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. Would love to sincerely thank Mumbai Indians and CSK for the wonderful journey,” Rayudu tweeted. Later he deleted the tweet.

The prolific batsman has been an integral part of title winning teams at Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (SCK) over the course of his successful IPL career. He made his tournament debut in 2010 when he was picked by MI.

The Hyderabad cricketer, famous for his middle order exploits, has been the pillar for Chennai for several years. He is also an acclaimed cricketer in the domestic cricket. In a career spanning 13 seasons in the cash-rich league, Rayudu has scored a total of 4187 runs from 187 matches at a strike rate of around 130. 

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