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                            Ambati Rayudu


                            Role Batsman
                            Bat Right-hand bat
                            Bowls Right-arm offbreak
                            Date of Birth 23/09/85
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                            There is talent and then there is a time when you make use of your talent when it matters the most. Ambati Rayudu’s time to use his talent and showcase it to the world may not have been a fast-track process, but he was already showing what he was capable of when it came to playing in India’s U-19 campaigns or Ranji Trophy tournaments. Rayudu was not amongst those batsmen who would set the stage on fire and make a statement to the cricketing pundits. His approach to the game was fairly simple – patient. Even as his peers raced their way to national duties, Rayudu took small strides towards his own goal.

                            It took 11 long years since his fiery 177 for India Colts in a one-day series against England in 2002 to make his ODI debut for India. After years of turmoil on and off the field, Rayudu’s rigours were finally out of the way. He made a telling statement scoring an unbeaten 63 on debut against Zimbabwe and followed it up with little cameos in the series to follow. Rayudu however continued to be a star in the T20 format of the game representing the Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

                            He was recognised as a “special talent” in the setup and as someone who had the ability to finish off games from crunch situations. Rayudu has been a part of India A tours keeping him in the mix for national duties whenever need be.     

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