Ambati Rayudu in CSK: When IPL 2021 was stopped in May, Chennai Super Kings, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was fantastic. The team won five out of seven matches and is second in the points table. During this, the team showed a tremendous game leaving behind the failure of IPL 2020. This team did wonders in both the bowling and batting fields.
A player had made a significant contribution to the success of the Chennai Super Kings. Interestingly, he was earlier a member of Mumbai Indians. The name of this player is Ambati Rayudu. This right-handed batsman is at the peak of his career, but in the seven matches of IPL 2021, he showed no shortage in his game yet. He is scoring runs like before and giving the team victory.
Ambati Rayudu scored 136 runs in the first seven matches of IPL 2021. One fifty came off his bat. He scored at a strike rate of 200 during the first half, and his highest score was 72, not out. He played this innings only against Mumbai Indians. Chennai’s batting has been very long this season.
Because of this, the players are not getting much batting, and only a few balls are coming into play. For this reason, Ambati Rayudu was able to bat in only five innings in seven matches of the first half. In this, too, he got only 68 balls. Interestingly, Rayudu hit double sixes in the first half. He hit six fours and 13 sixes.
Ambati Rayudu has been with Mumbai since 2018
Out of these, he had hit seven sixes in a single match. This match was between Chennai and Mumbai. In this match, Rayudu scored an unbeaten 72 off 27 balls with four fours and seven sixes. With this, Chennai had scored 218 runs. However, Chennai was defeated due to the stormy batting of Kieran Pollard.
In such a situation, this time, Rayudu would like his team to win. Rayudu came with Chennai Super Kings in 2018. Before that, he used to play for Mumbai. Rayudu, popularly known as Bahubali among the fans of CSK, has 3795 runs in 166 matches in IPL. He has scored one century and 20 half-centuries. 100 not out is his highest score.
The 36-year-old Rayudu is one of the few players who have won the IPL for two different teams. He has been in the IPL winning team three times for Mumbai Indians and once for Chennai. This is believed to be his last season. He has been a part of this league since 2010.