Twitter applauds Ambati Rayudu for his third ODI century against Windies in Mumbai

He steered the ball down to the point region, ran a single and raised his arms.

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In the last few months, the Indian top order has been phenomenal, to say the least. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shikhar Dhawan have scored a chunk of the runs and guided their teams to glory on a number of instances. In the meantime, the team management has tried out a number of players in the middle order, one of them is Ambati Rayudu.

He made his ODI debut back in July 2013, but couldn’t quite feature consistently in the team on a consistent basis. In 43 ODIs, the 33-year-old averages an impressive 49.88, having scored 1347 runs. With the World Cup in England and Wales next year knocking on the door, Rayudu has put himself forth as an integral part of the Indian middle-order.

Rayudu milks the Windies bowlers

He is currently playing the five-match ODI series against the Windies and has done reasonably well. In the first three matches in Guwahati, Visakhapatnam, and Pune, the Guntur-born batter scored 22, 73 not out and 22. Rayudu came into his own in the fourth match at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai and accomplished his third century in the 50-overs format.

He came to bat after Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan took India off to a blistering start courtesy of a 71-run stand. He hardly looked flustered during his stay in the middle and brought up the ton in merely 80 balls with the help of eight boundaries and four hits into the stands. In the fourth ball of the 47th over by speedster Keemo Paul, Rayudu reached the milestone.

He steered the ball down to the point region, ran a single and raised his arms, more in relief than in delight. The knock also would invariably have sealed his position in the Indian batting lineup for the mega tournament next year. In the meantime, Twitter hailed the batsman for making full use of the opportunity against the Caribbean team.

Here is how Twitter reacted

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