IPL 2021: CSK’s Ambati Rayudu takes inspiration from MI’s Rohit Sharma, hits string of flick shot sixes during practice sessions- Watch video

IPL 2021: CSK's Ambati Rayudu takes inspiration from MI's Rohit Sharma, hits string of flick shot sixes during practice sessions- Watch video
IPL 2021: CSK's Ambati Rayudu takes inspiration from MI's Rohit Sharma, hits string of flick shot sixes during practice sessions- Watch video

IPL 2021: CSK’s Ambati Rayudu inspired by MI’s Rohit Sharma’s flick shot sixes: Preparations for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are on its full swing ahead of their IPL 2021 Phase 2 opening contest against Mumbai Indians on September 19 in Dubai. Recently in a video shared by CSK on Twitter, their middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu was seen hitting a string of flick shot sixes during CSK’s practice match in ‘The Sevens Stadium’ in UAE. Clearly, with the barrage of over-the-rope flick shots, Rayudu seems to be inspired by Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma who is also known for his fine flick shots.

IPL 2021: CSK’s Ambati Rayudu inspired by MI’s Rohit Sharma’s flick shot sixes

In the minute and a half long video, the right-handed batsman fully exploited the bowlers with his blazing form as he smashed almost every second ball for the boundary. The 35-year old aimed to strengthen his leg side as he hit smashing hits off his leg.

Right from pull shots, deep mid-wicket, mid-on and flick shots, Rayudu smashed a variety of shots from his willow. This way, he gave Rohit Sharma a tough competition, who remains to be one of the strongest players of the wrist and especially the leg side.

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In the video, CSK’s bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji hailed CSK’s batsmen- Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu for their fine touch. “Couple of them have looked really good. Rayudu and looked really great with their batting flows and everything.

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Ambati Rayudu has been a part of the yellow brigade since 2018. He has been a key performer in CSK’s batting lineup.

Year 2021

Innings- 7            Runs- 136            Average- 34.00

Year 2020

Innings- 12          Runs- 359            Average- 39.88

Year 2019

Innings- 17          Runs- 282            Average- 23.50

Year 2018

Innings- 16          Runs- 602            Average- 43.00

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IPL 2021: CSK’s Ambati Rayudu inspired by MI’s Rohit Sharma’s flick shot sixes

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