Young New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra has impressed everyone with his sensational batting form in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 so far. He left his impact one more time for the Kiwis during the nail-biting thriller against Australia. The 23-year-old smashed an amazing century to produce a brilliant run-chase for New Zealand.
However, his century followed by James Neesham’s death over assault went in vain as the Blackcaps fell 5 runs short of the mammoth target of 389 runs posted by Australia. But still, it was Rachin Ravindra who made it to the centre of the headlines after the conclusion of that last-ball thriller between New Zealand and Australia.
Apart from that, Ravindra has also become the only fourth New Zealand batter to smash two centuries in the World Cup following Glenn Turner (1975), Martin Guptill (2015), and Kane Williamson (2019).
Young Rachin Ravindra joins the veterans in ODI World Cup 2023
On the other hand, the Wellington-born star also achieved a special feat and became only the second player in the history of the ODI World Cup to score 2 centuries in this prestigious cricket quadrennial before the age of 26. He has now joined the former legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar who had achieved the same feat in the age of just 22 years and 313 days.
Besides this achievement, Rachin Ravindra is also in the limelight for his continuous batting heroics in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 so far. He is currently third-highest run-scorer in the tournament just behind Australia’s David Warner and Quinton de Kock of South Africa. Ravindra has scored 406 runs in the 6 innings of the 6 matches, he played so far with an outstanding average of 81.20, hitting two centuries and two half-centuries with the willow.
Now, he will be in action for New Zealand against South Africa in the next match of their ODI World Cup 2023 campaign. The Kiwis are placed in the fourth spot of the points table in the tournament after winning 4 matches and losing 2 out of the 6 matches, they played so far.