India vs New Zealand: Would love to pick Dravid’s brain, says Rachin Ravindra | Cricket News

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RANCHI: Younger New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra on Thursday mentioned he was clueless if his identify had any hyperlink with Rahul Dravid however he hoped to choose the brains of the India chief coach throughout the course of the continuing T20I sequence.
Rachin, who celebrated his twenty second birthday on Thursday, was requested throughout a digital media convention if his identify had any reference to two of India’s best cricketers Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.
“Truthfully, I am not too positive. I’ve by no means actually requested mother and pa the place the identify has come from… I suppose you’d should ask them,” he mentioned.
Rachin was born in Wellington to Indian dad and mom, Ravi Krishnamurthy and Deepa Krishnamurthy, each of whom moved from Bangalore within the Nineteen Nineties.
Rachin made his New Zealand debut within the 2016 U-19 World Cup in addition to the 2018 U-19 Cricket World Cup and through that point he first caught up with Dravid, who was the coach of India juniors.
“Yeah, Dravid is an absolute legend within the recreation and I performed a little bit of cricket towards him when he was teaching in India A and some sequence a few years in the past when he got here to New Zealand.
“He was teaching these guys and the India U-19 staff. So it is simply superior to work together with them a bit bit. Clearly, I might like to work together a bit bit extra throughout this sequence, however he is an absolute legend within the recreation. So if I can choose his brains it could be wonderful,” he mentioned.
Rachin made his worldwide debut towards Bangladesh earlier within the 12 months once they misplaced the five-match T20 sequence 2-3 in Bangladesh.
He was additionally a part of the New Zealand squad that took on India within the World Take a look at Championship last however didn’t make it to taking part in XI in June.
Within the first T20I in Jaipur, Rachin was bowled for seven by Mohammed Siraj.
Describing the chance to play towards India at their very own yard, he mentioned: “All types of countries all the time need to get an opportunity to play in India and I believe it has been a reasonably surreal expertise to this point. This T20 could be very particular.”
The left-arm spinner Rachin additionally spoke about Indian spin legacy and mentioned off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin could be very particular to him.
“They have been doing it for a very very long time. They’re world class spinners particularly Ashwin he is bought an unimaginable file and he is been round for a very long time and the variations are unimaginable. Personally, I’ve not been in contact and would love to choose his brains any time,” he concluded.

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