IPL 2018 is over with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) emerging as the winner of the trophy and batsman Ambati Rayudu has played a very important role in the success of CSK.
The cricketer from Hyderabad was bought by for Rs 2.2 crore in this IPL and he proved his worth by scoring 602 runs from 16 innings including a century and three half-centuries.
Earlier, Rayudu played for Mumbai Indians for eight seasons but the franchise released him because of his poor performance in IPL 2017. However, it won’t be incorrect to say that the yellow jersey suited him a lot as in the last 10 IPL seasons, he never crossed the 400 mark but this time, he has scored 602 runs with an average of 43. He is at the third spot for hitting maximum number of sixes with 34 sixes.
The Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh hosted Ambati Rayudu in his talk show “Quick Heal Bhajji Blast show” in which Bhajji asked Rayudu about his lucky charm. Rayudu replied that he borrows a bat from Kohli each year and now even Virat knows that the bat given by him is lucky for Rayudu.
Here’s what Rayudu disclosed,
“Har saal ek bat leta hu Virat (Kohli) se, usko bhi maloom ho gaya ki tashan hai. Is saal to gaali deke diya hai.” (I borrow a bat from Virat every year. Now even he knows the secret. This time around he gave me a bat after a lot of banter.)
Watch the video from 3:14 to listen to the conversation:
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Rayudu does have one more lucky charm that he didn’t reveal but we are pretty sure that he will perform great on the tour of England as he has been selected for the ODI Indian team.
All the best Ambati Rayudu!