IPL Auction 2024: Rachin Ravindra enters MS Dhoni camp for IPL debut | Cricket News – Times of India

IPL Auction 2024: Rachin Ravindra enters MS Dhoni camp for IPL debut | Cricket News - Times of India

Named after Indian batting legends Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, New ZealandThe young batting sensation. Rachin Ravinder Another Indian legend will make his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for MS Dhoni, as Chennai Super Kings bought the Indian-origin Kiwi for Rs. 180,000 (1.8 crore).
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Left-handed batsman Rachan, who is also a useful spin option, came to the auction table at a base price of Rs 50 lakh and invited a bidding war between CSK and Delhi Capitals.
The 24-year-old New Zealander scored 578 runs in the recently concluded ODI World Cup, making his debut in the tournament and scoring three centuries against England, Australia and Pakistan. His 578 runs is the record for a debutant in one edition of the World Cup.
Rachin also took five wickets with his left-arm spin.
In an interview with ESPNcricinfo, Rachin said that he picked up cricket as a child as his father played club cricket and the game was always present in some capacity at home. He remembered using a toy ball to practice with his father.
“I think so (if he chose cricket because of his father). Dad used to play club cricket, he watched a lot of cricket, even played it on Playstation. It was around the house all the time. It was. Naturally, I picked it up. Up. Mom and dad always threw plastic balls at me. I always wanted to bat or bowl. It accumulated to where I am today,” Rachin said.
“They never forced me to play cricket. It came naturally. I enjoyed playing cricket with my mates. I enjoyed going to the nets every day and hitting balls and bowling. My Guess that’s what happened.”
Spin bowling all-rounder Daniel Vettori was his hero growing up, reveals Rachin.
“I tried to model my action around him. He was an incredible bowler. The amount of drop he got, his consistency, I definitely enjoy watching him bowl,” Rachin said. .
Rachan, whose roots are in Bengaluru, said that while in India for the World Cup, he got to meet both sides of his family.
“I got to meet both sides of my family. My grandparents on my mother’s side, my uncles and aunts. It was nice to connect with them after a while. It was a little bit of a sense of home in another country. When I go to India So meet them,” the all-rounder had said.

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