NZ vs PAK: New Zealand batter Rachin Ravindra is having the time of his life in the ICC World Cup 2023. The southpaw has set the stage on fire in the ongoing tournament in India and has been one of the finds of the event.
Rachin Ravindra has been batting like a dream in the ICC World Cup 2023. He brought up his third ton in the NZ vs PAK match in Bengaluru. During the course of his innings, he equalled an all-time record of great Sachin Tendulkar in the history of the World Cups.
Rachin Ravindra equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of most runs by a U-25 batter in a Single edition of the World Cup. The New Zealand batter scored 523 runs and joined the batting great, who scored this many runs during the 1996 World Cup.
Most runs by a U-25 batter in a Single edition of the World Cup:
Sachin Tendulkar – 523 in 1996.
Rachin Ravindra – 523* in 2023.
With New Zealand slated to play one more league game and potentially semi-final as well, Rachin Ravindra is expected to break that record. The batter played a sensational knock against Pakistan and looked great to the eyes.
Rachin Ravindra opened the innings against Pakistan and asserted his authority right from the start. He played some glorious shots throughout his innings and it didn’t seem that he was out of sorts. He timed the ball to perfection and notched up another one in the tournament.
Rachin Ravindra ended with a knock of 108 off 94 balls. He batted with a strike rate of around 115 and also smashed 15 fours and 1 six in his innings. His stupendous knock powered New Zealand to the big total of 401 runs on the board in NZ vs PAK game in Bengaluru.
NZ vs PAK: Rachin Ravindra joins elite list of batters after his ton
After his magnificent ton in the NZ vs PAK, Rachin Ravindra joined an elite list of batters. He joined the club of batters with most centuries in the World Cups. He has three centuries to his name and with the way he’s batting it won’t be a surprise if he hits more tons in this edition.
Rachin Ravindra joined the likes of Rohit Sharma (5, 2019), Kumar Sangakkara (4, 2015), Quinton de Kock (4, 2023), Mark Waugh (3, 1996), Sourav Ganguly (3, 2003) and David Warner (3, 2019).