Ahmedabad: Chennai Super Kings batsman Ambati Rayudu, who announced his retirement after the IPL 2023 final after winning the title, on Tuesday said he could not have asked for anything more and wants to spend the rest of his life smiling. .
“Yes, it’s like a fairytale ending. I couldn’t have asked for more. It’s unbelievable. I’ve been part of great IPL teams,” Rayudu said after Chennai’s five-wicket win over Gujarat. I’m lucky.” is one of them. I can smile all my life. This is the result of 30 years of hard work. I am glad that my journey ended on such a night. I would like to celebrate this occasion with my family. I would like to thank everyone, especially my father.”
Gujarat set a target of 215 runs in 20 overs against Chennai with the help of young left-handed batsman Sai Sudarshan’s 47-ball 96. After the rain, it was reduced to 171 runs in 15 overs. After a long night when Chennai needed 10 runs off two balls, Ravindra Jadeja hit a six and a four to give Chennai their fifth IPL win. Made the champion. Jadeja said after this historic victory, “I feel amazing, in front of whom I have to win this title. From a home crowd. I am from Gujarat. They have all come here in large numbers, and are supporting Chennai, so it is amazing. The crowd has been amazing.
They waited till late night for the rain to stop. So yes, I would like to congratulate all the fans in Chennai who came to watch us and support us.” He added, “As a team, we would like to dedicate this win to the (most) special member of our team, MS Dhoni. Want to do this victory is theirs. I was just thinking (on the last two balls) that you need to swing the bat as quickly as possible because every ball is important. I was trying to swing the bat however I wanted. I wasn’t thinking about where the ball would go. I expected anything.
I just trusted myself and tried to hit straight. I want to congratulate every Chennai fan. Keep supporting us the way you have been supporting us. We will continue to fight and win trophies in the future as well.”