Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former Team India and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) star Ambati Rayudu on Saturday quit the ruling YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh.  

The former right-handed batsman was inducted into the party in the presence of Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister K Narayana Swamy and Rajampeta Lok Sabha member P Mithun Reddy last month.

“This is to inform everyone that I have decided to quit the YSRCP Party and stay out of politics for a little while. Further action will be conveyed in due course of time. Thank You,” wrote Rayudu on his social media account X (earlier known as Twitter).

Recently, Rayudu had reflected regarding the difference between the fans of Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

“As a player I would say, they support Mumbai Indians more than one player or X player or Y player. They are always for Mumbai Indians. Chennai Super Kings is slightly different. Chennai are: Dhoni’s fans first and then CSK. If Mahi bhai is not there, don’t think the stadium would be half full. They are all Mahi bhai fans,” Rayudu had said in a recent interview.