Rayudu ‘retires from IPL’ then backtracks

Mumbai, May 14: The unrest in Chennai Super Kings camp once again came to the forefront after senior batter Ambati Rayudu announced his “IPL retirement” on social media, only to backtrack within an hour after being talked out of it by the team management.
CSK are already out of play-off race with couple of matches left but already former skipper Ravindra Jadeja has gone home with a “bruised rib” but not before adding fuel to the speculations that he has had a fall-out with management after being told relinquish captaincy.
On Saturday morning, the 36-year-old former India white-ball player took to Twitter to announce his decision. “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. Would love to sincerely thank Mumbai Indians and Csk for the wonderful journey,” Rayudu had tweeted.
But within an hour, the post was deleted as CSK owners and team management were completely caught unawares about Rayudu’s decision which also raised questions about the communication channel in one of the most successful teams in IPL history.
“I can confirm that Ambati Rayudu is not retiring from IPL. Yes, he did tweet about it. May be it was in an emotional state he tweeted. He has been spoken to and subsequently deleted the tweet,” CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan told PTI. (PTI)

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