I would love to choose Dravid’s brain: Rachin

All-round young New Zealand Rachin Ravindra said on Thursday he was unsure if his name had any connection to Rahul Dravid, but he was hoping to pick the brains of India’s head coach during the ongoing T20I series.

Rachin, who celebrated his 22nd birthday on Thursday, was asked at a virtual press conference here if his name had a connection to two of India’s greatest cricketers, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.

“Honestly, I’m not too sure. I never really asked mum and dad where the name came from… I guess you should ask them, ”he said.

Rachin was born in Wellington to Indian parents Ravi Krishnamurthy and Deepa Krishnamurthy, both of whom moved from Bangalore in the 1990s.

Rachin made his New Zealand debut at the 2016 U-19 World Cup as well as the 2018 U-19 Cricket World Cup and during that time he first met Dravid, who was the coach. Indian juniors.

“Yes, Dravid is an absolute legend in the game and I played a bit of cricket against him when he coached in India A and a few playoffs a few years ago when he came to New Zealand.

He was coaching these guys and the Indian Under-19 team. So it’s just great to interact with them a bit. Obviously I’d love to interact a bit more during this series, but he’s an absolute legend of the game. So if I can pick his brain, that would be amazing, ”he said.

Rachin made his international debut against Bangladesh earlier in the year when they lost all five of the T20 Series 2-3 matches to Bangladesh.

He was also part of the New Zealand squad which faced India in the World Trials Championship final but failed to reach the XI in June.

In the first T20I in Jaipur, Rachin was played for seven by Mohammed Siraj.

Describing the opportunity to play India in their own backyard, he said: “All kinds of nations always want the chance to play in India and I think it has been a pretty surreal experience so far. . This T20 is very special. ” Left arm spinner Rachin also spoke about the legacy of the Indian spin and said spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was very special to him.

They have been doing this for a very long time. They are world class spinners especially Ashwin he has an amazing record and he’s been around for a long time and the variations are amazing. Personally, I have not been in contact and would love to choose his brain anytime, ” he concluded.

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