Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > Sachin Tendulkar Retirement > Sachin Retirement News >

Ambati Rayudu thanks Sachin Tendulkar and Robin Singh for debut success

Ambati Rayudu thanks Sachin Tendulkar and Robin Singh for success on debut

Ambati Rayudu played alongside Sachin Tendulkar for Mumbai Indians in the IPL © AFP

Harare: Jul 25, 2013

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.

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.

“It feels marvellous. It’s been pretty emotional. More than nervous, I was very emotional,” he added.

Rayudu lauded Kohli, whose swashbuckling hundred blew away the Zimbabweans.

“I think he’s playing the best cricket possible. I definitely feel that he’s the best in the world right now in the one-day format. He made it a lot easier for me, and I was just looking at the way he was constructing his innings. It’s a very good learning experience,” he said.

Rayudu, who has played 80 first-class matches averaging over 46 for his 5183 runs, also thanked his family for standing by him during the struggling days.

“My family, my friends and especially the Mumbai Indians support staff [have been there for me],” Rayudu said.

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Delhi Daredevils won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 17, 2014  at Sharjah

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 wkts

Photos

RCB vs MI, IPL 2014 Match 5 at Dubai

Videos

Video Highlights: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders wickets

JP Duminy scripts sensational 4-wicket win for Delhi Daredevils over Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014

Kevin Pietersen has no way back into England setup, says Paul Downton

Royal Challengers Bangalore coast to 7-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in IPL 2014

BCCI members to attend crucial meeting

IPL 2014: Anjinkya Rahane says he was confident of overhauling Sunrisers Hyderabad’s target

BCCI Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Lasith Malinga MS Dhoni Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma Royal Challengers Bangalore Virat Kohli

Shashank Manohar to attend BCCI Working Committee meeting on April 20

JP Duminy scripts sensational 4-wicket win for Delhi Daredevils over Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014

Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2014, Match 7 Preview: Teams aiming to maintain winning start

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD) IPL 2014: Delhi still in with a chance; score 123/4 after 15 overs

Kevin Pietersen has no way back into England setup, says Paul Downton

Doug Insole: More than just an administrator

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: His words found their way even into the cricket world

Brendon Kuruppu scores the slowest double-hundred of all time

IPL 2014: Rajasthan Royals’ team composition vital for success

Kings XI Punjab’s local talent gives them an added dimension in IPL 2014

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

1 Posts | 0 Fans

Glenn Maxwell's 95, Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2014 Video Highlights

LinkedIn’s user base crosses 300 million mark

Shashank Manohar to attend BCCI Working Committee meeting on April 20

Khloe Kardashian casually dating French Montana?

11 possible causes of coughing up blood

Chetan Bhagat: 2 States is quite close to me because the inspiration came from my own life!

Know what it takes to save your skin during flights

IPL 2014: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), Match 5 at Dubai

Breeze, a fitness app that encourages users to walk

Also on cricketcountry.com