New Delhi: Young and emerging Kiwi all-rounder Rachin Ravindra is making waves for his head-turning performance in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Named after two legendary Indian cricketers Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, Ravindra was born to Indian-origin parents in New Zealand’s capital Wellington.
Recently, after his team almost qualified for the ICC CWC Semifinals with a thumping victory over Sri Lanka, the talented cricketer visited his grandparent’s house in Bengaluru and sought prayers and blessings from his grandmother. The adorable video of the same is now going viral on the internet.
Check it out here:
— Dr Sumita Misra IAS (@sumitamisra) November 10, 2023
In the video, Rachin’s Grandmother is seen offering traditional Hindu prayers for her grandson. She is also seen performing a special ritual for attracting positivity and eliminating negativity from one’s life.
Netizens are now hailing the cricketer for staying true to his Indian cultural roots despite being born and brought up miles away from India.
One user wrote, “He is blessed to have such an amazing family.” Another one said, “Ohh that’s why he gets so much love in Chinnaswamy.. he is a local boy.”
“Our Culture!!!, Love how senior folks have practiced and still follow it with full dedication!”, said a third user.
Check out more reactions:
Grandparents are angels whose memories and blessings stay with us forever. This is such a heartwarming video.
— Zucker Doctor (@DoctorLFC) November 10, 2023
Dadi nazar utar rahi hain…
— Bharat (@Bharat962300) November 10, 2023
Jo apne roots se connected rahega woh tarraki karega🙏
— वेधा बेताल 🇮🇳 (@OliverQueen1605) November 10, 2023
But but but we are facing him in SF, dadi se kaise jeet paenge?? ❤️
— Ira (@DikshitIra) November 10, 2023
Bilkul bhai no doubt at all
— Shiv Mohan (@shivmohan_1991) November 10, 2023
Rachin Ravindra’s World Cup glory
Named after two legendary Indian cricketers Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, Rachin Ravindra was born to Indian-origin parents in New Zealand’s capital Wellington.
Back in his childhood days, he began his cricketing journey and started practicing his game by playing club cricket every year in Bangalore.
Today, his hard work, dedication, and passion for his game have made him the highest scorer Batsman in the cricketer’s biggest tournament ICC CWC 2023. In his 9-word cup innings so far, The youngster has scored 565 runs with a thumping strike rate of 108.44.
His splendid contribution to his team includes three centuries against former world Champions England Pakistan and Australia.
Rachin Ravindra becomes the leading run-getter in World Cup 2023.
– The ⭐ of Kiwis…….!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/JTu9qZBBYv
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 9, 2023
Besides that, Rachin has also dethroned the great Sachin Tendulkar by snatching the title of highest-run-scorer in a World Cup debut from him.
Now, with New Zealand all set to face India in the semi-finals of the multinational tournament, it will be interesting to see how young Rachin will face the fierce Indian bowling unit.