Ravindra vs Ravindra: New Zealand’s star Rachin Ravindra has been making a lot of news lately. He has grabbed everyone’s attention ever since he played his first game in India, not just because of his game but also for his name as well. Recently, Rachin revealed that he has been named after Indian batting legends Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.
Currently playing against India in the ongoing first Test match at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur, Rachin Ravindra has encountered another namesake of his — Ravindra Jadeja. Apart from the similar names, both the cricketers are also wearing the same jersey number – 8 and bowl slow left-arm spin and bat left-handed.
India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Rachin to take his first wicket of the ongoing 1st Test match against New Zealand. It took a long for Jadeja to pick his first wicket in the ongoing innings.
Rachin walked out to bat at number 7 during a tricky situation where New Zealand had lost Tom Latham for 95. Jadeja was in the middle of his spell when the two finally came across. It was in the 23rd over when Jadeja dismissed the debutant with a terrific delivery.
Ravindra Jadeja unleashed a 94.7 kph delivery outside the left-hander’s off-stump. Rachin came forward looking to play in on the offside. However, the ball spun in big and sneaked in between the batsman’s bat and pad gate to crash into the stumps. Jadeja was on a run after dismissing Rachin for just 13 runs.
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