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Rachin Ravindra’s father addresses speculations about naming his son after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid

Rachin Ravindra has emerged as the breakout star for the New Zealand cricket team in the ongoing ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2023 in India. The talented all-rounder has showcased remarkable form in his maiden appearance in the prestigious competition, leaving a lasting impact.

Rachin Ravindra’s sensational debut in ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2023

As one of the leading run-scorers in his debut ODI World Cup, Ravindra has accumulated an impressive total of 565 runs in nine matches, boasting an outstanding average of 70.62. His stellar performances include three centuries and two half-centuries, making him a pivotal contributor to the New Zealand side.

Fascinating origin of Ravindra’s name: A blend of legends

Beyond his on-field exploits, the story of Ravindra’s name has captured the attention of cricket enthusiasts. Many speculated that his name is a combination of India’s batting legends Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. However, Ravindra’s father, Ravi Krishnamurthy, shed light on the true origin of his son’s name, dispelling the popular belief.

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Ravindra’s father reveals the story behind the name

Contrary to the widespread assumption, Ravi clarified that Rachin’s name was not inspired by Tendulkar and Dravid. He revealed that they only discovered the connection with the Indian cricket legends much later, adding an intriguing twist to the narrative of New Zealand’s rising star in the cricketing world.

“When Rachin was born, my wife suggested the name, and we didn’t spend a lot of time discussing it. The name sounded good, was easy to spell, and short, so we decided to go with it. It was only some years later that we realized the name was a mix of Rahul and Sachin’s names. He wasn’t named with the intention to make our child a cricketer or anything of the sort,” Ravi was quoted as saying by The Print.

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