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Know Who Is Rachin Ravindra? New Zealand Star Who's Father Named Him After Sachin Tendulkar And Rahul Dravid

Know Who Is Rachin Ravindra? New Zealand Star Who's Father Named Him After Sachin Tendulkar And Rahul Dravid
Cricket World Cup 2023: On Thursday, October 5, Rachin Ravindra delivered an outstanding performance for New Zealand against England.

Rachin Ravindra, a name that sounds similar to Sachin and Dravid? Yes, he was named after Indian sportsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid by his father.

Today, we'll go into how he got to play for New Zealand's senior team and what prompted him to become a professional cricketer. Rachin, who was born in Wellington to Indian parents, has a deep connection to cricket. His family is from Bengaluru, and he made his Test debut two years ago in India.

Rachin Ravindra's father, who lived in Bengaluru, was a big follower of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. Rachin's father took the letters "Ra" from Rahul and "chin" from Sachin and combined them to get the name "Rachin."

Rachin was a fan of the 2019 World Cup and is now one of the reasons why New Zealand performed so well against England in the 2023 World Cup opener.

"It's a fascinating story. My father brings a group of age group lads to India every year, and we were in Bangalore for a senior trip. "We were in a stock exchange pub watching the final (2019)," he told PTI.

"I watched the entire final." It was incredible and such a rollercoaster ride with the game's highs and lows. It was great to have Indian supporters around us. It was an unforgettable experience."

The young Indian-origin cricketer's dream of one day playing for New Zealand was dashed by the game's end in the 2019 final, but his determination to do so only became stronger.

Did he think then that he will be part of the 2023 batch?

"It's been a fantastic ride." You always hope to get a chance one day. As a 19-year-old just starting out in professional cricket, you have dreams of playing in a World Cup. "It's pretty cool how it's turned out," he said.

The young New Zealand cricketer believes that his father's cricket trips in India will be really beneficial. He currently plays for Wellington in New Zealand, but he batted at number three for New Zealand in their opening World Cup game against England in 2023.