ODI World Cup 2023: Rachin’s name was inspired by Sachin & Dravid

His parents were huge fans of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.

Rachin Ravindra, the young shining star of New Zealand, has a special story behind his name. The ‘RA’ in his name was taken from Rahul Dravid, while ‘Chin’ was taken from Sachin Tendulkar. Both Sachin and Dravid, who are the legends of the game, were highly admired by Rachin’s parents, and thus they decided to name their son Rachin Ravindra.

No doubt, the youngster proved his capabilities yesterday against the English bowlers. Rachin scored an explosive unbeaten 123 in just 96 balls. His innings included eleven fours and five huge sixes at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Ahmedabad.  He also became the youngest Kiwi batter to score a century in the tournament. Both Conway (152*) and Rachin helped New Zealand win comfortably, chasing a target of 283 in the first match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. New Zealand defeated England by nine wickets.