Cricket World Cup 2023: “His name is Rachin for a reason”- Netizens in awe of Rachin Ravindra as he slams another century against Australia

Ravindra played 89 balls to score 116 runs with nine boundaries and five sixes, at a strike rate of 130.34.


Cricket World Cup 2023: “His name is Rachin for a reason”- Netizens in awe of Rachin Ravindra as he slams another century against Australia

Rachin Ravindra (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

Australia, at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, played a breathtaking innings, posting 388 in 49.2 overs on Saturday (October 28). However, New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra kept troubling the Aussies during the middle overs and almost snatched the victory with his whirlwind knock of 110.

Ravindra came to bat after the dismissal of opener Devon Conway who gave a decent start to their run chase by stitching 61 runs with Will Young. And though wickets kept falling at the other end, Ravindra was unshakable for a long time.

He batted alongside Daryll Mitchell, who slammed his half-century (54 off 51), then with Tom Latham (21 off 22) and Glenn Phillips (12 off 16). Before he could further wreak havoc, Aussie skipper Pat Cummins got rid of him in the 41st over.

Cummins took pace off the ball, which Ravindra lofted it toward wide long off where Marnus Labuschagne caught it safely. Ravindra played 89 balls to score 116 runs with nine boundaries and five sixes, at a strike rate of 130.34.

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Netizens lavish praise on Rachin Ravindra for playing another excellent knock in World Cup 

Rachin Ravindra’s debut World Cup match was against England and he announced his arrival by slamming a century (123*). He would then smack a fifty (51) in the second game but failed to do much against Bangladesh (nine runs). Against Afghanistan and India, the 23-year-old scored 32 and 75 respectively, before scoring another hundred against Australia.

Rachin Ravindra
Rachin Ravindra (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

Netizens, who are well aware of the story behind Rachin Ravindra’s name (‘Ra’ is taken from Rahul Dravid’s name, and ‘Chin’ is taken from Sachin Tendulkar’s name), started calling Ravindra as the next big thing for New Zealand in international cricket.

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Earlier in the match, New Zealand chose to bowl first after winning the toss. Australia, with a century from Travis Head (109), David Warner’s 81, Glenn Maxwell’s 41, Josh Inglis’ 38, and skipper Pat Cummins’s cameo (37 off 14) posted 388.

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