New Zealand’s young cricketer Rachin Ravindra has made a splash in the World Cup 2023. He is third in the list of highest run scorers in the tournament. He has added 565 runs in 9 league matches at an average of 70.62. During this time he scored three centuries and two half-centuries. Rachin of Indian origin is getting a lot of praise but people are also curious about his name. Recently there was much talk that Rachin’s name has been linked with Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. It is said that the name Rachin was derived from Rahul and Chin from Sachin.
However, now Rachin’s father Ravi Krishnamurthy has made a shocking revelation in this matter. He has told the real story behind his son’s name. Krishnamurthy says his wife suggested the name and it had nothing to do with Rahul-Sachin. “When Rachin was born, my wife suggested the name and we didn’t spend much time discussing it,” Krishnamurthy told The Print.
Rachin’s father further said that the name felt good. It was easy to pronounce and short so we decided to keep this name. A few years later we realized that the name was a combination of Rahul and Sachin’s name. The name Rachin was not given with the intention that we want our child to be a cricketer or anything like that. Let us tell you that Rachin’s parents shifted from India to New Zealand in the 90s. Rachin grew up there. He made his international debut for New Zealand in November 2021.
Rachin’s grandparents live in Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka. 23-year-old Rachin visited his grandparents in Bengaluru after the World Cup match against Sri Lanka, whose pictures and videos went viral on social media. New Zealand will face India in the semi-final on November 15. This match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India remained the table topper winning all their 9 league matches. Along with this, New Zealand is fourth in the points table after winning five matches.