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Rachin Ravindra: All You Need To Know About New Zealand's Cricket World Cup 2023 Hero & His Love Story With Premila Morar - In Pics

If the international cricketing community didn't know who Rachin Ravindra was, they certainly do now after the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, where he became the youngest New Zealand batter to score a World Cup century. This astounding feat came as Ravindra played a significant role in both innings of New Zealand's nine-wicket win against defending champions England in the cricket tournament's opening game on Thursday.

If the international cricketing community didn't know who Rachin Ravindra was, they certainly do now after the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, where he became the youngest New Zealand batter to score a World Cup century. This astounding feat came as Ravindra played a significant role in both innings of New Zealand's nine-wicket win against defending champions England in the cricket tournament's opening game on Thursday.

World Cup Century on Debut

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World Cup Century on Debut

Rachin Ravindra stunned the cricketing world with a century on his World Cup debut, becoming the youngest New Zealand batter to achieve this feat. He scored an unbeaten 123 runs off 96 balls, including 5 sixes and 11 fours, leading his team to victory against England.

Indian Roots and Name

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Indian Roots and Name

Rachin Ravindra's parents moved to New Zealand from Bengaluru in the 1990s. His name is a fusion of two cricket legends, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. His father, a former club cricketer, chose "Ra" from Rahul and "Chin" from Sachin for his son's name.

Early Recognition and Success

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Early Recognition and Success

Rachin's cricket talent was evident from a young age, and he represented New Zealand in the Under-19 World Cup in 2016 and 2018. In the 2018 tournament, he scored 117 against Kenya and 76 against South Africa, finishing as the leading wicket-taker with 13 scalps.

Test Debut in India

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Test Debut in India

Rachin made his Test debut for the Black Caps in India, where his paternal grandparents reside in South Bengaluru. He broke into New Zealand's ODI squad in 2021 and wears jersey number 8 as a tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

From Fan to World Cup Centurion

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From Fan to World Cup Centurion

Rachin's father, a friend of Indian cricketer Javagal Srinath, founded the Hutt Hawks Cricket Club in New Zealand. In 2019, Rachin watched the World Cup final between England and New Zealand in Bengaluru and is now a World Cup centurion for his country.

Girlfriend of a World Cup Star

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Girlfriend of a World Cup Star

Premila Morar is the girlfriend of Rachin Ravindra, the rising star of New Zealand cricket. Rachin's stunning century on his World Cup debut brought attention to both his cricket career and his personal life.

A Talented Fashion Designer

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A Talented Fashion Designer

Premila is a talented fashion designer based in New Zealand, known for her creative work. Originally from Pukekohe East in Auckland, she has made a name for herself in the fashion industry.

Education and Career

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Education and Career

Premila is an alumna of Massey University and currently works for 'The Food Dudes NZ' company. Her creativity extends to lingerie design, showcasing her versatility.

Transition to Cricket Enthusiast

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Transition to Cricket Enthusiast

While not initially a cricket enthusiast, Premila's life took an interesting turn when she began dating Rachin Ravindra. Her relationship with the cricketer has made her more involved in the sport.

 

 

Social Media Following

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Social Media Following

As Rachin Ravindra's cricket career takes off, Premila's Instagram following is on the rise. With just over 4,000 followers currently, her growing popularity is closely associated with Rachin's success in the World Cup.