Rachin Ravindra: From cheering for NZ at a Bengaluru bar in 2019 to being part of 2023 World Cup batch

Updated: Oct 2 2023 6:57PM

By Bharat Sharma

Hyderabad, Oct 2 (PTI) Rachin Ravindra found the night of July 14, 2019, one of the longest and hardest to endure as he watched New Zealand's heartbreaking defeat to England in the ODI World Cup final sitting in a Bengaluru pub.

Ravindra, then all of 19 was on an annual trip to India with his father's cricket club and the roller-coaster experience of watching the final is still etched in his memory.

New Zealand losing that final to England on the boundary count-back rule divides opinion to this day. Rachin, whose first name is inspired by the first names of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, remembers that night as it was yesterday.