New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra has broken a big record of Sachin Tendulkar in the World Cup.
In the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup (World Cup 2023), New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra has broken a big record of Sachin Tendulkar. He gave another positive start to the Kiwi team chasing the target of 172 runs against Sri Lanka (NZ vs SL) in Bengaluru. During his innings, Ravindra broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring most runs in a World Cup edition before turning 25.
Rachin Ravindra broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record
Named after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, Ravindra broke a major record of one of his idols. Tendulkar, now 50, was the leading run-scorer in the World Cup 1996. He scored 523 runs at an average of 87.16. Ravindra has left Tendulkar behind by scoring more than 550 runs in the current tournament. The former player now has the most runs in a World Cup event before turning 25.
Most runs in the first World Cup edition
Ravindra, playing in his first World Cup edition, has been the talk of the town. The left-handed batsman created history by scoring a century on his World Cup debut (123* vs England in Ahmedabad). Ravindra now has the most runs by a batsman in his first World Cup edition. He left England’s Jonny Bairstow behind, who had scored 532 runs in 2019.
A historic century on World Cup debut
At the age of 23 years and 321 days, Ravindra became the youngest New Zealand player to score a century in the World Cup. He broke the record of former batsman Nathan Astle, who had done so at the age of 24 years and 152 days. Astle’s century also came in the opening match of the 1996 World Cup against England at the same venue (Ahmedabad).