The middle-order batter Ambati Rayudu said that he would love to continue with Chennai Super Kings for another stint under the leadership of MS Dhoni. Rayudu also spoke about the influence Dhoni had in his career where it’s for India or Chennai Super Kings. He believes that the CSK captain brought the best out of him.

Ambati Rayudu joined CSK in 2018 and in these 4 years, CSK won two IPL trophies. Rayudu gave lots of credit to MS Dhoni. 36-year old believes that Dhoni’s inspirational captaincy got the best out of everybody in the team.

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MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Dhoni bhai has had the impact of getting the best out of me, not only me but he has an impact on everyone and brings the best performance out of everyone in the team. That is why he is the best captain India has ever had,” Rayudu told PTI.

He wished to have another stint with the CSK franchise ahead of the mega auction. However, he denied any formal communication with them.

“I would definitely love to play for CSK. Formally, there has not been any communication with me so far, But I am hoping to get picked by them and have a successful league again,” he added.

Rayudu played 61 matches for CSK and scored 1500 runs with an average of 34.09 and a strike rate of 129.64 which included one hundred and 7 fifties. He played a key role in their winning campaign in IPL 2018 as the right-hander scored 602 runs in the season with a strike rate of 149.75.

Ambati Rayudu is a key player in the CSK middle order [P/C:]
Ambati Rayudu  [P/C:]

“My stint with CSK has been a very special one. We have won two IPLs till now and played one final. 2018 was a very special season, a comeback season for CSK and us winning the IPL that year made it very special,” he added.

Rayudu also spoke about the disappointment of not making the squad for World Cup 2019. Notable that Vijay Shankar was preferred over him for the mega event.

“The 2019 World Cup definitely was disappointing for me, for not making the squad. My comeback was dedicated to CSK and how they helped me get through that phase and time and I am thankful to them,” he said.

The IPL mega auction will likely be held on February 7 & 8 in Bengaluru.

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