Ambati Rayudu announces retirement from IPL after the final

CSK batter Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from IPL after the final between Chennai and Gujarat. The 37-year-old has been a part of 14 IPL seasons after making his debut in 2010 playing for Mumbai Indians.

During his 13-year-long career, Rayudu represented two of the most successful IPL franchises, namely Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. After playing for MI from 2010-2017, he got picked by CSK in 2018. Rayudu has the joint second-most IPL titles to his name. He has won the coveted trophy five times in his career (three for MI and two for CSK).

The Andhra Pradesh-born batter took to Twitter to share his retirement news and thanked fans for their support.

In the ongoing season, Rayudu has not had a memorable season scoring just 139 runs in 11 innings at an average of 15.44 and a strike rate of 132.38. He burst onto the scene in the 2010 season and took the tournament by storm scoring 356 runs in 14 matches with two fifties.