Twitter Reactions: Ambati Rayudu announces retirement from IPL and Deletes Tweet immediately – Fans have mixed reactions

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL), but after posting it, suddenly he deleted that tweet.

“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,” tweeted Rayudu.

“Would love to sincerely thank Mumbai Indians and CSK for the wonderful journey.”

This is not the first time Rayudu has announced his retirement in a bizarre manner. When he was not picked for the 2019 ODI world cup, he had announced his retirement but reversed the decision and came back to play in the IPL.

In 2018, Rayudu retired from first-class cricket to focus more on the short format. And his plan seemed to be working. He was selected in the national ODI team that was looking for a No. 4.

However, the team management selected Vijay Shankar, the Tamil Nadu allrounder who was described by chief selector M S K Prasad as a “three-dimensional” cricketer. Soon enough, Rayudu posted a tweet: “Just ordered a new set of 3D glasses to watch the world cup”.

At the World Cup, after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of games due to a thumb injury, the Indian team management had opted to fly in Rishabh Pant. After all-rounder Vijay Shankar was ruled out due to a toe fracture, Mayank Agarwal was picked

After being passed over despite two Indian players sustaining injuries at the World Cup, Rayudu announced his retirement from cricket. Rayudu was listed in the reserves for the Indian cricket team prior to the World Cup

Ambati Rayudu led India in the 2004 U-19 World Cup, a team that included Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, R P Singh and Shikhar Dhawan in its ranks.

Rayudu’s U19 teammate Irfan Pathan tweeted: “Played cricket with you since our u-19 days. Always admire your batting and the energy you give on the field. Wish you well for your journey ahead brother. You have done very well and should be proud of your achievement @RayuduAmbati

The middle-order batsman is going through a bad phase in the ongoing IPL. He has only been able to muster 271 runs in 12 matches, including a fifty. However, overall, in his IPL career, Rayudu has scored 4187 runs in 187 games, including one century and 22 half-centuries. In this season, Rayudu became the 10th Indian batter to notch 4000 runs in the IPL.