Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings batter Ambati Rayudu caused quite a stir on Saturday as he first tweeted that the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season would be his last in the tournament.
However, an hour later, the tweet was deleted and it was CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan who clarified that Rayudu would not be retiring and will remain with the franchise. A day later, CSK coach Stephen Fleming talked about the issue during a press conference held after the match between CSK and Gujarat Titans, which the former lost by seven wickets.
Rayudu was not a part of the CSK playing XI for the game against Gujarat Titans on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
“It was not disappointing, it was probably a little bit of a storm in a teacup, to be honest. But, I think he was fine. It has not changed anything in the camp but it is a non-story,” Fleming said.
On Saturday, Rayudu had tweeted about his retirement at 12:46pm but the tweet was deleted almost an hour later. It created a confusion among fans whether the ongoing edition was truly the “last IPL” for Rayudu, as claimed by the 36-year-old in his now-deleted Tweet.