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‘Rishi Dhawan’s glasses must have reminded him of something’

Ambati Rayudu. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Veteran Chennai Super Kings Batsman Ambati Rayudu He was at his devastating best as he mocked the Punjab Kings bowlers at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday (April 26). Chasing a target of 188 runs, the 36-year-old, who came to bat at number five, was attentive in the beginning but no one could stop him once he got a foothold. The ball was flying all over the park as CSK’s hopes were alive.

Rayudu scored 78 runs in 39 balls with the help of six sixes and seven fours and was the victim of Kagiso Rabada. Unfortunately for him, Dasher lost amid the lack of contribution from the other batsmen. Nonetheless, his valor earned massive praise on social media and Wasim Jaffer was among those to applaud the batsman.

Wasim Jaffer remembers Ambati Rayudu’s infamous tweet

The former Indian batsman was again at his hilarious best as he pointed out the connection between PBKS all-rounder Rishi Dhawan and Rayudu’s scuffle. Rayudu batted even more aggressively tonight. Rishi Dhawan’s glasses must have reminded him of something,” Jaffer tweeted while sharing a picture of him sporting Rishi’s unique mask to protect his face.

Jaffer apparently pointed to Rayudu’s infamous tweet after he was denied a place in India’s 2019 World Cup squad. As the selectors went with all-rounder Vijay Shankar because of his ‘three-dimensional abilities’, Rayudu had tweeted: “Just ordered a new set of 3D glasses to watch the World Cup.”

The context of Jaffer’s tweet was clear as the comments section filled up in no time. Meanwhile, CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja was quite happy with Rayudu’s efforts. He also counted the defense IPL If the other players also stepped up, the champion would have crossed the line.

“We started very well, thought we gave 10-15 extra runs at the end. We didn’t execute our plans very well. He [Rayudu] Was batting great the whole time, but as I said earlier, it would have been nice if we could have kept them under 175. We are not getting a good start in the first 6 overs, that is where we are lacking and hopefully we will come back stronger.”