In a match against defending champions Mumbai Indians in Delhi on Saturday, Ambati Rayudu was at his explosive peak, scoring the joint second-fastest half-century of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. As Chennai Super Kings (CSK) posted a mammoth 218/4 from their allocated 20 overs, Rayudu reached his 50 off just 20 balls and remained unbeaten on 72. During his 27-ball at-bat, Rayudu hit the fence seven times, one of which broke the fridge door in the Mumbai Indians dugout. Rayudu hit Bumrah for a six over extracover, and the ball shattered the window of a refrigerator in the Mumbai Indians dugout, shattering it.
Rayudu smashed not only Bumrah but also broke mumbai indians fridge too😂.. pic.twitter.com/WlsyiT8xpQ— मुंबई Matters™✳️ (@mumbaimatterz) May 1, 2021
Rohit Sharma had previously won the toss and welcomed CSK to bat. The three-time champions got off to a bad start when in-form batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad was dismissed for four runs. Following that, Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali put together a century partnership and scored openly, laying the groundwork for a massive number. Both batsmen reached half-centuries, but Mumbai Indians lost three wickets in a row to take the game down.
Rayudu, on the other hand, spoiled their fun with his incredible striking, assisting CSK in setting a huge goal for the five-time champions. With Rayudu going all out from one end, Ravindra Jadeja, who single-handedly led his team to victory over RCB, played a fine second fiddle and scored an undefeated run-a-ball 22.
Kieron Pollard took two wickets for 12 runs in two overs for the Mumbai Indians, while Bumrah and Trent Boult both took one wicket.