New Zealand’s young batting sensation Rachin Ravindra has set the cricket world abuzz after shattering a long-standing record held by Indian cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The 23-year-old prodigy achieved this remarkable milestone during the heated match against Pakistan on November 4, where he notched up his third century of the tournament.
Tendulkar, a name revered in the cricketing realm, had set the record for the most World Cup centuries before turning 24, with two magnificent knocks of 127 and 137 against Kenya and Sri Lanka, respectively, during the 1996 World Cup. Ravindra, a self-proclaimed admirer of the Indian legend, has now etched his name in history by surpassing Tendulkar’s feat, having scored three centuries in World Cup matches before reaching the age of 24.
Rachin Ravindra’s splendid innings of 108 off 94 balls, comprising 15 fours and a six, against Pakistan powered New Zealand to a formidable total of 401/6. At the time of this report, Pakistan was trailing at 159/1 in 21 overs, highlighting the intense battle between the two cricketing powerhouses vying for a coveted spot in the semifinals.
The significance of the match was further amplified when former Indian opener Virendra Sehwag took a playful jab at the Pakistani team following Rachin Ravindra’s stellar performance. Sehwag, renowned for his candid commentary, humorously pointed out the long-standing history of Indian players causing trouble for Pakistan on the field.
Sehwag Tweets about Rachin Ravindra Brilliance
Sehwag social media post on platform X read, “Sachin aur Rahul ko aadat rahi hai saalon se Pakistan ko takleef dene ki. Silsila zaari hai. What an innings by Rachin,” alluding to the fact that Rachin was named after the two Indian legends, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, in a delightful twist of fate.
As the cricket world continues to be enthralled by the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023, Rachin Ravindra’s remarkable accomplishment has undoubtedly etched his name among the pantheon of cricketing greats, cementing his status as a rising star to watch out for in the international cricketing arena.