IPL 2021, Watch: “Yellove for Amba”, CSK team-members wish Ambati Rayudu on his 36th birthday – Star batsman and one of the vital cog of the Chennai Super Kings – Ambati Rayudu is celebrating his 36th birthday today.
The right-handed batsman was born on September 23, 1985 and has appeared for India in 55 ODIs and six T20Is.
In a video posted on Chennai Super Kings’ twitter handle, his team members including Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran and others wished Rayudu on his 36th birthday.
Bravo in his usual way (by singing) wished Rayudu.
”Ambati….too….too….Hey Ambati this is your brother – the champion DJ Bravo , wishing you happy birthday. Hope you have a great day and looking forward to eating some cake and rubbing some on your face,” said Bravo in the video.
His another team-mate du Plessis also wished him.
” Ambati Rayudu…36 years old today…why always you look 40, ” Faf said jokingly.
”Rayudu, just wishing you very happy birthday mate. Hope you have a fantastic day. Great to get you know in last couple of season,” said all-rounder Sam Curran.
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) September 23, 2021
BCCI also wished Rayudu on his birthday.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 2021
Upadte on Rayudu’s fitness
Rayudu, who got injured in the last game against Mumbai, is likely to be available for team’s next clash against RCB.
The veteran batsman walked into bat in the second over of the match between MI and CSK but did not last long, and was forced to retired hurt after being hit on the wrist by an Adam Milne delivery. He did not take further part in the contest and underwent tests to ascertain the extent of his injury.
After the game, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO Kasi Viswanathan gave an update on Ambati Rayudu’s fitness.
Speaking to ANI, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said Rayudu’s X-ray reports show no fracture and that is a good sign as CSK play their next game only on Friday against Royal Challengers Bangalore. “His X-ray report showed no fracture and considering we have a few days before we play the next game against RCB, he should be available for selection,” he said.
Importance of Rayadu in CSK
Ahead of the 2018 season of IPL, Rayudu was roped in by the Chennai Super Kings as the franchise made a return to the tournament after a a two-year suspension
He was used as an opener at CSK and produced exceptional result for the team. Rayudu formed a successful opening pair with Australia’s Shane Watson and scored 602 runs in 16 matches, helping CSK win their third title in IPL.
Since then, Ambati has been a consistent presence for CSK in the middle-order.