Last Update on: July 22nd, 2023 at 06:40 pm
Ambati Rayudu won his third IPL title with Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023. Overall, it was CSK’s fifth IPL title under MS Dhoni. Rayudu played an important cameo scoring 19 off 8 balls as things got tight in the end. CSK needed 4 off 1 ball with Ravindra Jadeja hitting the winning runs.
Rayudu scored 1932 runs for CSK in 90 matches including one hundred and 8 fifties. He averaged 29.72 and had a strike rate of 129.32 for the franchise.
In an interview with Behindwoods TV, Rayudu was asked about sharing the stage with Dhoni and Jadeja as the trio lifted the IPL 2023 title together. Rayudu who was always considered a team man had a nice response to it.
We Stole The Trophy From Gujarat Titans: Ambati Rayudu
“It was sudden. He wanted to share the feeling of happiness with us. It was special for me as well as I have played with him for so long. Lifting the trophy with CSK was really special” said the former MI and CSK cricketer.
“Winning the trophy itself was huge and this (stage) was the icing on the cake. The way we beat Gujarat Titans who have been playing so well for the past two years, I would say it was a theft. We stole the trophy from them (laughs)” he further added.
The veteran cricketer revealed that he knew that the IPL 2023 season will be his last season and thus signing off his career with a win was the most memorable thing that happened.
“I had decided it was my last IPL and I wanted to finish with a win. For me it was double emotional. It is a great challenge to win the IPL over a period of two months. When you do all that and you know that it is your last IPL, and then you reach the final and have a chance to win and win, I couldn’t control my emotions” he concluded saying.
Ambati Rayudu won six IPL titles in his career, three each with Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.