There was a ruckus over retirement from IPL, Ambati Raydudu’s leaf cleared after a day, CSK discharged from playing XI

Ambati Rayudu had tweeted announcing his retirement, but deleted it within minutes.

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This season has not been as good as expected for Ambati Rayudu and he has been able to score only 271 runs in 12 innings. Although he is the third highest run-scorer for CSK.

IPL 2022 has not been good at all for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The performance of the team has been poor and is already out of the race for the playoffs. Apart from all this, the news of rift within the team has also made headlines in recent times. After the removal of Ravindra Jadeja from the captaincy, he was ruled out of the tournament due to injury, about which different apprehensions are being raised. Now the team’s senior batsman Ambati Rayudu is in the center of discussions. Gujarat Titans In the match against Sunday, Rayudu was dropped from the playing XI. All this happened at a time when Rayudu had surprised everyone a day before by announcing his retirement and then taking it back.

On Saturday 14 May, Rayudu announced through a tweet that he would retire from the tournament after the remaining two matches of IPL 2022. Rayudu also thanked Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in his tweet, the two teams for whom Rayudu played in the IPL full time. This announcement of Rayudu surprised everyone, but within a few minutes he deleted his tweet.

Drop from team after a day

Then CSK CEO Kashi Vishwanath made it clear that Rayudu is not retiring and may have tweeted because of the disappointment of his performance. What was the reason for these two actions of Rayudu, it is not clear, but on Sunday 15 May, Rayudu was dropped from the playing XI against Gujarat. In his place, young batsman Narayan Jagadeesan was given a chance. Now questions are being raised whether Rayudu was dropped from the team because of his retirement tweet.

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How was Rayudu’s performance?

Rayudu has scored 271 runs in 12 innings for CSK so far this season, which includes 1 half-century. He has been the third highest scorer of CSK. However, in the last 3 innings, only 25 runs came off his bat. In such a situation, it can be understood that the team is trying to test other players in the remaining matches. By the way, apart from Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo and Mahish Teekshana have also been kept out of this match. Matisha Patirana, Prashant Solanki and Mitchell Santner have been called back in their place.