IPL 2023 felt a lot like a celebration, and the final between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans was its grand closing. Jadeja smashed 10 off the last two balls to get CSK the win for this season. This win was special, because there was a lot of emotion, and now, a similar visual of Ambati Rayudu is doing rounds on the internet.

Ambati Rayudu & MS Dhoni

After Jadeja’s performance and CSK’s win, the team ran from the bench and raced towards the middle. And then there were happy tears. A lot of happy tears. As the camera panned towards Ambati Rayudu, we could also see him teary-eyed. Rayudu had also announced his IPL retirement ahead of the final against Gujarat Titans. And fans are all praises for his performance.

CSK wins IPL 2023

The batter mentioned that this was a fairytale finish, and it’s special for him to leave on this note. It’s always a treat to see cricket or any sports, for that matter, turn into more than just a game or a competition. And all this emotion, with these visuals made this match a perfect ending to IPL 2023.

It’s a fairytale finish. I couldn’t have asked for more. I’m fortunate to have played in really great sides. I can smile for the rest of my life. All the hard work I’ve done in the last 30 years, I’m happy I got to finish on this note.

Ambati Rayudu announced his IPL retirement

Twitter loved every bit of these post-match moments.


Really, this was a beautiful match.