Ambati Rayudu showed one should never lose hope, says Ajay Jadeja

Ajay Jadeja also praised Shikhar Dhawan, saying the the Delhi opener will only get better with time.

updated: July 25, 2013 20:36 IST
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New Delhi: Former India ODI captain Ajay Jadeja feels that Ambati Rayudu's international debut will be an inspiration for all those "eternal hopefuls" who want to don the national colours. (Also read: Understated Ambati Rayudu announces arrival)

"If I can remember, Rayudu started playing first-class cricket when I was playing for India. It took him 10 long years to finally make his senior international debut. This shows that in every aspect of life, one should never lose hope," Jadeja told PTI on the sidelines of a prize distribution ceremony of TERI.

"I don't think many people would have thought that Rayudu will manage to play for India although his talent was unquestionable. He played in ICL which was an unsanctioned league and then changed states.

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