Ambati Rayudu’s spectacular form in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is clear from the way he has been playing. Right from the beginning of this tournament, his batting has been top-notch for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). On May 13 when MS Dhoni & Co played Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Pune, Rayudu left all his previous performances behind and made this inning a memorable one. Playing at a strike rate of 161.29, Rayudu smashed his first-ever IPL ton off just 62 balls.
While he received a lot of praise from his teammates, fans and cricket experts, his CSK teammate Mark Wood came out with a unique way to celebrate this feat. Wood, who recently returned to England to join the Durham County team, sang a song and danced with his county teammates to wish Rayudu for achieving this feat.
The moment was captured on cam and was later shared on the official social media handle of the Chennai Super Kings where they termed Raydu as ‘Baahubali’.
Here’s the video:
‘I just can’t get enough!’
Look what #BrotherMark @MAWood33 and his @DurhamCricket mates have done as a tribute to the Baahubali @RayuduAmbati‘s super ton! Words fail us seeing so much #yellove! #CSKfamily #whistlepodu pic.twitter.com/RDqplIUotu
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 14, 2018
In the video, Wood and his mates are singing their version of a generation-old song ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ by Depeche Mode from their album Speak & Spell released in 1981. The English speedster played a bit with original lyrics and added ‘Chennai’ and ‘Ambati Rayudu’ to it.
Wood will later join the English Test squad which is scheduled to play a two-match Test series against England starting from May 24. The first game will be played at The Lord’s, London.