The dream debut against Zimbabwe - he played a stellar role with skipper Virat Kohli (115) by hitting an unbeaten 63 off 84 balls - has endowed him with enough poise to make a mark for India.
The praise from his skipper Virat Kohli after the match will only drive him to produce similar batting artistry in the near future.
"Congratulations to Ambati Rayudu, he's got an India call-up after a long time and he's grabbed his opportunity very well," said Kohli.
This knock will delight Rayudu, who made his international debut 10 years after his first A tour, to a great extent.
"It's been a long wait for me. When I came to know about my debut, I couldn't sleep last night. I was totally blank. My only aim today was to go out there and enjoy myself. I decided that I will play each ball on its merit. It was great to play with Virat who is the best batsman in ODI cricket. My job was to play alongside him," he said after the match.
In Image: Ambati Rayudu embraces skipper Virat Kohli after the latter scores a century against Zimbabwe
Text: Sify Sports Desk (with inputs from Wikipedia)