| On Oct 29, 2018 9:35 PM IST

Twitter in awe as Rayudu slams a hundred at number four


Rayudu’s hundred helps India to solve the problem of the number four batsman

More the than the massive victory against Windies in the fourth ODI what would have satisfied the Indian team management more was the century scored by Ambati Rayudu at number four. India has been struggling to find an ideal batsman for the number four position for a long time and with Rayudu getting some good scores, it seems that the headache is solved for the team at least for now. And Rayudu’s hundred delighted the Twitterati as well, as the social media network was flooded with tweets that appreciated the Indian batsman for his effective performance.

Rayudu produces a crucial innings

Rohit and Dhawan provided India a pacy start in the fourth ODI but Dhawan’s wicket and Kohli’s surprising and rare failure pushed India in a spot of bother. But Ambati Rayudu bailed the team out with Rohit Sharma and scored a monumental 211 run partnership for the third wicket.

The right-hand batsman played the spinners effectively and kept the scoreboard ticking in the middle overs. He changed the gears in the death overs and produced his hundred in just 80 balls. Rayudu’s composed innings allowed India to reach a massive total of 377 runs in 50 overs.

Twitter reacts to Rayudu’s vital contribution

In the second ODI, the right-hand batsman scored 73 runs off 80 balls but failed to convert the start into a triple-figure score. After the match, he admitted that he missed on a golden opportunity and also hoped that he would perform better in the subsequent games.

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The middle-order batsman proved his words right as he scored a hundred in the fourth ODI. Soon after the Indian batsman reached his century, former and current cricketers, fans and cricket analysts flooded Twitter with tweets that appreciated the Indian batsman.


Chaitanya Laxman

Smitten by cricket, green mountains, and written words, Chaitanya is engrossed with cricket stats and analysis. But cricket commentary is what he savors the most.