Sachin Tendulkar helped me overcome tough days of waiting, says Ambati Rayudu

The 27-year-old Rayudu scored an 84-ball 63, forging a crucial 159-run partnership with skipper Virat Kohli that guided India to victory in the opening ODI against Zimbabwe yesterday.

updated: July 25, 2013 15:31 IST
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Harare: Elated after a successful ODI debut following years of struggle, Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu thanked Sachin Tendulkar for helping him through the tough days of waiting.

"Sachin (Tendulkar) and Robin Singh especially. They've helped me a lot, and I'd definitely like to thank them for that," Rayudu said.

"I always had the belief that if I could get things right and I could get my mind right I could make it into the team one day, and I'm really happy that I got my chance today," he added.

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