In a stunning display of cricketing prowess, New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra etched his name in the record books as he overtook Jonny Bairstow and Babar Azam to claim another record during the ICC World Cup 2023 game against Sri Lanka.

The 23-year old has shown throughout the tournament that he has a knack of breaking records and he is going to be the mainstay of Kiwi side for years to come.

Rachin Ravindra’s explosive 42-run knock not only propelled New Zealand to victory, contributing to their five-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the 41st match but also secured him a unique place in World Cup history.

His outstanding performance at Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium propelled him to the top of the ODI World Cup 2023 run-scoring standings, surpassing Quinton de Kock, with Virat Kohli trailing in third place.

The explosive partnership between Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway set the stage on fire as they chased down Sri Lanka’s 172-run total. This achievement marked a historic moment for Ravindra in his inaugural World Cup appearance.

Breaking the existing record set by England’s Jonny Bairstow in 2019, Ravindra surpassed Bairstow’s total with a cumulative score of 565 runs in his debut World Cup edition.

Top-5 highest run-getters in their maiden World Cup

  • Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand, 2023) – 565*
  • Jonny Bairstow (England, 2019) – 532
  • Babar Azam (Pakistan, 2019) – 474
  • Ben Stokes (England, 2019) – 465
  • Rahul Dravid (India, 1999) – 461

Remarkably, Rachin Ravindra not only broke Bairstow’s record but also outshone the Master Blaster himself, Sachin Tendulkar. Ravindra now holds the record for the most runs scored by a player under 25 in a World Cup, surpassing Tendulkar’s 523 runs in the 1996 World Cup.

Source: Cricinfo

As the cricketing world marvels at Ravindra’s meteoric rise, his record-breaking feats add another layer of excitement to the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023.

The Black Caps’ crucial win has further intensified the tournament’s stakes, casting a shadow over Pakistan’s already challenging path to the World Cup semifinals.

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