Ambati Rayudu controversy: On Saturday, a tweet was sent from the Twitter handle of veteran CSK batsman Ambati Rayudu announcing his retirement. However, it was soon removed. “I am happy to announce that this is my last IPL season,” Rayudu tweeted. In the last 13 years I have had a great time with 2 teams. I would like to thank Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings for this journey.
The CEO told Fake News
Regarding this tweet, Kashi Viswanathan, CEO of Chennai Super Kings, says that this is fake news. Rayudu has not yet commented on the matter. Rayudu hasn’t tweeted since 2020. But on Saturday, his retirement tweet suddenly surfaced, which was later deleted. Rayudu’s career has been embroiled in controversy. He has been at loggerheads with the BCCI since he started arguing with senior players.
Had clashed with the BCCI
Veteran players like Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, RP Singh and Dinesh Karthik have played under Ambati Rayudu. Rayudu, who captained the under-19 team, could not secure a place in the senior team. He once joined the ICL against the BCCI. Rayudu had an altercation with Hyderabad player Arjun Yadav on the field in 2006. At the same time, he had an argument with Harbhajan Singh in the middle ground during the IPL. In fact, Rayudu could not stop a four off one of Bhajji’s balls. After this Harbhajan got angry and hit Ambati, he also replied.
Accused of assaulting an elderly man
Ambati Rayudu was accused of quarreling with the elders in 2018. He was driving fast. Then some of the old men who were out for a walk in the morning were hit by their car. After this Rayudu protested and got into an argument with the elders. At the same time, Rayudu announced his retirement mocking the selectors for not being selected in Team India for the World Cup. However, a few days later, he reversed his decision.
Rayudu’s IPL career
Ambati Rayudu has scored 4187 runs in 187 IPL matches. In the meantime, he has scored 22 fifties and one century. Rayudu’s best score in the IPL is 100 not out. He had scored 602 runs in IPL 2018. He has scored one century and three fifties this season. Ambati Rayudu’s international career did not last long. He has scored 1694 runs in 55 ODIs. During this period he has scored 3 centuries and 10 fifties. He has also played in 6 international T20 matches.
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