Harare: As Ambati Rayudu faced up to the press after India's six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first One-Day International on Wednesday (July 24), he brought with him an unusual contradiction.
He sported a tattoo on his neck and carried the sort of history that suggested a bold contrarian lay beneath, yet when he was asked for his reaction to finally making his India debut after a long wait, Rayudu delivered his answer in a voice that was barely louder than a whisper. (Also read: Kohli ecstatic after his record ODI ton)
"It feels marvellous. I'm really excited. It's been pretty emotional and I'm really happy to be playing for India."