"Very fortunate to have played all over the last few years & a break from the game to refresh I feel is the best decision," Billings wrote in his tweet.
Andre Russell played an uncharacteristic slow knock on the day.
Billings was picked by CSK in IPL 2018 auction and got to play eleven games for the franchise in two seasons.
Since Billings’ release has opened up a crucial overseas spot in the Chennai squad, the team management will try to buy a like-for-like replacement for the Kent-based player.
Billings played 11 games for CSK across two seasons.
It was in the last ball of the Black Caps' innings.
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Billings played only one game for CSK this season before returning home.