Former Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu admitted that playing for the Mumbai Indians (MI) was special, considering his long-term association with the team. Rayudu acknowledged it was a tough decision to leave Mumbai, but highlighted the great times they shared.
Ambati Rayudu played for the Mumbai Indians team in the IPL from 2010 to 2017. The veteran batter was an integral part of Mumbai’s title victories in the IPL in 2013, 2015, and 2017. He was released by the team in 2018 and then joined the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
I Cherish That Aspect A Lot In My Career – Ambati Rayudu
Speaking on The Ranveer Show in a YouTube podcast, Ambati Rayudu highlighted his flexibility in playing in various conditions and batting positions as a significant achievement. Rayudu emphasized the value of adaptability and cherishes this aspect of his career.
“I would remember myself as being very flexible in a team environment. I would bat open as well as in the middle order and lower middle order. That is one area where I take a lot of pride in, contributing to the team, and I cherish that aspect a lot in my career,” Rayudu said.
“Of course, I played eight years for them. I started my IPL career with Mumbai. It was a great journey, and we won three IPLs and two Champions League trophies. We had great times,” he added.
Going To CSK Was Even More Special – Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu shared that he initially felt weird after joining the Chennai Super Kings, but over time, he got used to being a part of CSK. The former Indian cricketer described playing for the Chennai team as ‘more special for him’.
“Going to CSK was even more special, but it was very weird to sit in another dressing room, put on yellow pads instead of blue, and face Mumbai, who was practicing just two wickets away from me. It was like a whole flashback going on in my head, recalling what we used to do every day. From then on, yeah, I got used to being in CSK,” Rayudu further added.
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