[caption id="attachment_738585" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ambati-rayudu1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-738585" alt="ambati rayudu batting" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ambati-rayudu1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Ambati Rayudu (PTI Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>In June, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ambati-rayudu/">Ambati Rayudu</a> was all geared up to travel to England after being named in India's limited-overs squad for the UK tour. And then he failed the Yo-Yo test following which he was dropped from the team and replaced by Suresh Raina. <p></p> <p></p>The fitness test generated a lot of heat with several former cricketers voicing their opinion against making it as the sole criteria to play for India. While opinions are still divided over the Yo-Yo test, Rayudu has no qualms saying he respects the fact that there is a certain fitness level necessary to play for India. <p></p> <p></p>In his own words, Rayudu 'believes in it.' <p></p> <p></p>"I was disappointed with myself that I could not clear the test," Rayudu wax quoted as saying by the PTI from Bengaluru after his <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/krunal-pandya-ambati-rayudu-guide-india-a-home-against-australia-a-in-quadrangular-series-738517">unbeaten 62 led</a> India A to a five-wicket win against Australia A on Thursday. "Nothing against the test at all as everybody has to attain a certain fitness level playing for India." <p></p> <p></p>Disappointment soon gave way to elation after the 32-year-old cleared it and was <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/quadrangular-series-ambati-rayudu-kedar-jadhav-in-india-a-and-india-b-squads-738268">named in India A squad</a> for the ongoing one-day quadrangular series. "To be honest, I believe in it. I was disappointed with myself as to why I could not clear the test so I worked towards it and cleared it. I cleared it a few days back and I also got a call up and am happy to be back in the scheme of things," he said. <p></p> <p></p>Rayudu last played for India in 2016 and despite the setback in June, hasn't lost hope and is waiting for the right opportunity. "In a country of billion people, if you are able to represent your country, you will be happy, it is always a matter of pride. And I am happy that I am now in the scheme of things and just waiting for the opportunity," he said. <p></p> <p></p>It's been around 16 years since Rayudu made his first-class debut and he feels that he has evolved as a cricketer. "I don't remember as to what has happened in the last 16 years (giggles) and I am just taking it as it comes. I am a changed cricketer over the years," he summed up.