India vs Zimbabwe: Understated Ambati Rayudu announces arrival

Skipper Virat Kohli praised Rayudu's sensible knock against Zimbabwe in the post-match ceremony and termed it a mature innings.

updated: July 25, 2013 12:32 IST
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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."

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