India’s No. 4 batsman, Ambati Rayudu hit a blistering hundred against the West Indies in Mumbai on Monday. The 33-year-old reached his third ODI ton; his first at No. 4 with a single off the fourth ball of the 47th over.
After the departures of Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, Rayudu added 211 runs for the third wicket with another centurion of the match– Rohit Sharma.
Rayudu’s previous century was an unbeaten 124 against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2015.
On Monday, Rayudu scored 100 off 81 balls at the Brabourne Stadium before getting run-out in the 48th over.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 29, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 29, 2018
Rohit Sharma is class. But feel delighted for Ambati Rayudu. He has a fantastic record and unless something drastic happens, he should be the No.4 that India have been experimenting with, for the World Cup #IndvWI
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 29, 2018
Good intent from India today. Nice collective effort with the bat. Rohit Sharma was a treat to watch as he always is when in full flow but a very important 100 for @RayuduAmbati and feel happy for him #IndvWI
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 29, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 29, 2018
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) October 29, 2018
Ambati Rayudu is the great survivor of Indian cricket. Happy to bat anywhere, always contributing. You never write him off. Much to admire in him.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 29, 2018
— Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) October 29, 2018
80 balls 100 for Ambati Rayudu.. Wat an innings it's been.. Superb… India's search for no. 4 batsman almost ends, the opportunity grabbed by Rayudu is truly commendable #INDvWI
— Manjit (@manjit435) October 29, 2018
Ambati Rayudu scores his 3rd ODI ton, his first batting at No.4
Rayudu had played a lot of cricket at the Brabourne Stadium when he was with MI. Made his IPL debut here
As a 16-year-old scored 177 for India Under-19 v Eng U-19. Looked classy
Got his due a little late#INDvWI
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) October 29, 2018
ton💯 for Ambati Rayudu who is the great survivor of Indian cricket. Happy to bat anywhere, always contributing. You never write him off. Much to admire in him. Always play for team a true selfless cricketer 🙏
4th odi #indvswindies pic.twitter.com/JsnEyVYdUs
— Anurag Khatkar🇮🇳 (@i_m_khatkar) October 29, 2018
What an incredible innings from Ambati Rayudu! This guy is fixed for the no.4 spot. #INDvWI
— Mahalakshmi Krishnan (@imMahaaaVKohli) October 29, 2018