Rayudu opens up about retirement; says he will play for CSK!

Ambati Rayudu who announced his retirement from International cricket said that he will continue playing in the IPL for CSK.

“I would definitely be playing the IPL for Chennai Super Kings and make a comeback into white-ball cricket. My priority now is to get back into peak fitness,” said Rayudu.

Talking about his retirement, he said that his decision wasn’t an emotional one.

“I wouldn’t say it was an emotional decision because I worked very hard for the World Cup in the last four years. You are bound to be disappointed and I felt it was time (to retire). The decision that I took was not because of rejection or anything else. You work towards something and when you don’t get it, you feel it’s time to move on,” Rayudu told reporters.
“I had some time to think over it and then decided might as well come and play some cricket,” he said.
However, India comeback is not on his mind for now.

“I haven’t thought that far yet. I need to take it step-by-step and see how things pan out in the coming months.”

He praised the TNCA League, calling it one of the more competitive leagues in India.

“Chennai is always a place that makes you feel welcomed. TNCA league is a competitive one and will act as a good platform for me to regain my shape,” said Rayudu.