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READ: Heart-warming story behind Washington Sundar's name and the honour his family still carries for an ex-army man

READ: Heart-warming story behind Washington Sundar's name and the honour his family still carries for an ex-army man

Roped in as a late replacement for injured Ravichandran Ashwin, Sundar has emerged as one of the finds of IPL 10.

WATCH: Messy run-out! Umesh Yadav beats lazy Saurabh Tiwary to the crease; dejected Ambati Rayudu complains

WATCH: Messy run-out! Umesh Yadav beats lazy Saurabh Tiwary to the crease; dejected Ambati Rayudu complains

During the innings break, Rayudu said that Tiwary needs to improve his running.

IPL 2017, MI vs SRH: Ambati Rayudu regaining full fitness leaves Mumbai Indians with problem of plenty

IPL 2017, MI vs SRH: Ambati Rayudu regaining full fitness leaves Mumbai Indians with problem of plenty

In their opening match, Mumbai rested veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, and played Ambati Rayudu with a clear strategy to strengthen their batting line-up.

Lasith Malinga back but Mumbai Indians lose Ambati Rayudu following groin injury

Lasith Malinga back but Mumbai Indians lose Ambati Rayudu following groin injury

Malinga, who warmed up for the 10th season of Indian Premier League with a hat-trick against Bangladesh, will add mettle to the Mumbai franchise's bowling attack.

WATCH: Teary-eyed Ambati Rayudu pays tribute to MS Dhoni on latter's captaincy swansong

WATCH: Teary-eyed Ambati Rayudu pays tribute to MS Dhoni on latter's captaincy swansong

Dhoni, on Tuesday, walked in to bat after Rayudu got retired after scoring a ton.  

IND A vs ENG, 1st warm-up match: MS Dhoni shines on last hurrah as captain, but England ruin party

IND A vs ENG, 1st warm-up match: MS Dhoni shines on last hurrah as captain, but England ruin party

Dhoni finished the home team innings on a high note by smacking England's Woakes for 24 runs in the final over.

Poet's Avatar! Virender Sehwag turns SHAYAR in wishing Ambati Rayudu Happy Birthday

Poet's Avatar! Virender Sehwag turns SHAYAR in wishing Ambati Rayudu Happy Birthday

Sachin Tendulkar too wished Ambati Rayudu through twitter as his former Mumbai Indians teammate turned 30.

3rd ODI: India vs Zimbabwe 2016: Squads, Venue, TV listing, Live Streaming

3rd ODI: India vs Zimbabwe 2016: Squads, Venue, TV listing, Live Streaming

With ODI series already in their pocket, Dhoin & Co will likely to test their bench strength in final match.

3rd ODI, India vs Zimbabwe 2016: With series in pocket, Men in Blue likely to test bench strength in final match

3rd ODI, India vs Zimbabwe 2016: With series in pocket, Men in Blue likely to test bench strength in final match

Taking Rayudu's place could be another uncapped batsman Mandeep Singh, who was a surprise pick in the 16-man squad alongside Fazal.

Really happy with the way my ODI career has gone: Ambati Rayudu

Really happy with the way my ODI career has gone: Ambati Rayudu

Rayudu struck an unbeaten 41 to guide India to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the second match of the three-match ODI series.

Debutant KL Rahul hits ton as India thrash Zimbabwe by 9 wkts in 1st ODI

Debutant KL Rahul hits ton as India thrash Zimbabwe by 9 wkts in 1st ODI

Chasing a paltry target of 169, the Indian batsmen hardly broke sweat as they comfortably cruised home in 42.3 overs.

India's tour of Zimbabwe, 2016: 1st ODI — Preview

India's tour of Zimbabwe, 2016: 1st ODI — Preview

The last time when Dhoni played in Zimbabwe back in 2005, his international career was barely six months old and a certain Sourav Ganguly was still in charge of the 'Men In Blue'.

IPL 2016: What is Mumbai Indians' Ambati Rayudu's challenge for Kieron Pollard?

IPL 2016: What is Mumbai Indians' Ambati Rayudu's challenge for Kieron Pollard?

While Rayudu is making headlines through his performances on field, he is even challenging his teammates to raise their performances.

WATCH: AB de Villiers animated celebration after taking stunning catch during RCB vs MI match

WATCH: AB de Villiers animated celebration after taking stunning catch during RCB vs MI match

AB is not someone who celebrates a lot after taking a catch, but considering the circumstances, it was a special catch and it was evident from AB's reaction.

 

IPL 2016, Match 41: Power-packed Mumbai Indians beat hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets

IPL 2016, Match 41: Power-packed Mumbai Indians beat hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets

Pollard and Buttler smashed unbeaten cameos of 35 and 29 to share 55-run stand from just 3.3 overs.

Rayudu vs Harbhajan, Kohli vs Gambhir – Watch the biggest fights from the Indian Premier League

Rayudu vs Harbhajan, Kohli vs Gambhir – Watch the biggest fights from the Indian Premier League

In previous editions, the Gambhir vs Kohli fight and the one between Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc grabbed plenty of limelight.

WATCH: Ugly spat between Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu during Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants match

WATCH: Ugly spat between Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu during Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants match

An angry Harbhajan wasn't happy with Rayudu's fielding and he shouted at his team-mate, post which an animated Rayudu walked towards the offie.

IPL 2016: In star-studded Mumbai Indians camp, Ambati Rayudu's consistency is laudable

IPL 2016: In star-studded Mumbai Indians camp, Ambati Rayudu's consistency is laudable

Rayudu's promotion at number three spot, is slowly proving to be a masterstroke as the right-hander is someone who can steady the ship as well as hit big strokes.

Indian Premier League 2016: We are at the bottom since we are giving too many chances to opponents, says Glen Maxwell

Indian Premier League 2016: We are at the bottom since we are giving too many chances to opponents, says Glen Maxwell

Maxwell rued at the mistakes KXIP committed against Mumbai which he said cost them the game.

IPL 2016: Kings XI Punjab's woeful run continues as Mumbai Indians ease to 25-run win

IPL 2016: Kings XI Punjab's woeful run continues as Mumbai Indians ease to 25-run win

Chasing a stiff target of 190, Kings XI Punjab were restricted to 164 for seven in the stipulated 20 overs.