November 27, 2013, 11:41 am
More than a decade ago, Ambati Rayudu was known as the next big thing in Indian cricket. However for a long time, the glowing lights in his career seemed to have switched off. Just when critics wrote him off, like a phoenix he has risen from the ashes. Bharath Ramaraj looks back at the career of a cricketer who went through his fair share of ups and downs, before wading his way through swamps and marshes to make it into the Indian Test squad to play South Africa in their den.