Ambati Rayudu did a retirement flip-flop and a mini controversy surfaced. A Chennai Super Kings insider spoke about “slight problems in the family”, vowing to repair it on the earliest. On Saturday, Rayudu posted a tweet, calling time on his IPL profession earlier than reversing his resolution and deleting the tweet. “I’m pleased to announce that this might be my final IPL.
I’ve had a beautiful time enjoying it and being part of 2 nice groups for 13 years,” tweeted the veteran batsman, including: “Would love to sincerely thank Mumbai Indians and CSK for the wonderful journey.” Minutes later he deleted the tweet.
CSK chief government Kasi Viswanathan confirmed that Rayudu hasn’t retired. “He hasn’t retired. He was a bit disappointed for not having done well this season. So in a fit of (frustration), he put that on Twitter. Then I called him and told him that this was not the management’s view (that he is not contributing) and he shouldn’t do that (retire). He agreed to that. He is so attached to the franchise, he felt that he wasn’t doing well and should quit. That’s the only thing,” Viswanathan instructed The Indian Express.
Rayudu, 36, was a part of CSK’s title-winning squad final 12 months. The franchise launched him forward of the mega public sale this time period earlier than shopping for him again for Rs 6.75 crore. The four-time champions had a poor IPL marketing campaign this 12 months, already out of the playoffs race with two group league matches remaining. Batting inconsistency has been their actual bugbear and Rayudu’s contribution – 271 runs from 12 matches – is common.
Grapevine has it that not all is properly in that CSK camp that mirrored within the captaincy change additionally. Ravindra Jadeja was appointed captain earlier than the beginning of the match, however he handed it again to MS Dhoni mid-season “to focus on his game”. Then, the all-rounder was dominated out of the match after struggling a bruised rib and was launched. Viswanathan insisted that there was no fallout, however a few of Jadeja’s teammates instructed this paper that the participant wasn’t proud of the best way the captaincy problem was dealt with.
A CSK insider admitted that there have been some points. “In a big family, there will always be some problems. Like that we are going through slight problems, which we will come out of. We have the resources to do that,” he stated.