Rachin Ravindra, the New Zealand cricket star, has a unique name inspired by two Indian cricket legends, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.
Born to Indian parents in Wellington, Rachin's family hails from Bengaluru, India, and he made his Test debut in India two years ago.
Rachin's father, a big fan of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, creatively combined "Ra" from Rahul and "chin" from Sachin to name his son Rachin and fulfil his dream.
Rachin's journey to becoming a cricketer began with his father's annual trips to India, where he would take age group boys to experience cricket in Bengaluru.
Rachin, who plays for Wellington in New Zealand, believes that the cricket tours in India with his father have been instrumental in his development as a cricketer.
The conclusion of the 2019 World Cup final initially dashed Rachin's dream of playing for New Zealand, but it only fueled his determination to achieve that goal.
Rachin Ravindra batted at number 3 for New Zealand in their opening match against England, showcasing his talent on the international stage.