Rahul Dravid Lightens Up Lauds NZ Star Rachin Ravindra with 'Less Ra, More Chin' Banter


Rahul Dravid Lightens Up: Lauds NZ Star Rachin Ravindra with ‘Less Ra, More Chin’ Banter

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Rachin Ravindra’s ODI Cricket World Cup Debut: Kiwi Youngster Shines with Maiden Century Against Defending Champs England

Rachin Ravindra’s Explosive Debut: New Zealand’s Young Star Shines in ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 Opener Against England

In a thrilling ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 opener, New Zealand’s rising talent Rachin Ravindra stole the show with his maiden century, helping his team secure a stunning victory in Ahmedabad. This 23-year-old sensation, filling in for the absent Kane Williamson at No.3, displayed remarkable skills, crafting an unbeaten 123 runs from just 93 deliveries in partnership with Devon Conway. England found themselves powerless against this formidable duo, and New Zealand launched their World Cup campaign with a resounding triumph.

Despite his Indian heritage, Rachin Ravindra’s name pays homage to two Indian cricket legends, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, adding a unique twist to his identity.

Rahul Dravid’s lesser-known humor came to the fore as he playfully teased Ravindra for his batting style, suggesting it had more of Tendulkar’s influence than his own. Dravid, known for his modesty, said, ‘Watching him bat yesterday, he hit five sixes… Maybe it was more ‘chin’ that was there. Not sure, I hit the ball off the square at all. I couldn’t hit the ball off the square at all. Maybe the Sachin in it helped him certainly.’ Dravid’s ability to poke fun at himself added a light-hearted touch to the conversation.

Dravid, the head coach of the Indian cricket team, praised Ravindra’s performance, saying, ‘Yeah, bits and pieces of it. I thought both of them played really well. Obviously got New Zealand off to a really flying start in the tournament and looked like the wicket really became a good one as the game went on. And yeah, both of them batted really well.’

Ravindra’s remarkable resilience was showcased when he played a crucial role as a tail-ender in a Test match in Kanpur in 2021, batting for nearly an hour and a half to secure a draw on a challenging pitch.

As the Rahul Dravid-led Indian cricket team prepares for their first match in the Cricket World Cup 2023 against Australia on Sunday, the cricketing world eagerly anticipates more dazzling performances from emerging talents like Rachin Ravindra.




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