New Zealand batter Rachin Ravindra broke the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring most runs in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup before turning 25 during his side’s match against Sri Lanka at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday.
The 23-year-old went past Tendulkar’s record of 523 runs at the 1996 World Cup. Tendulkar was also 23 at the time. Ravindra went past the run haul with a clip off Maheesh Theekshana in the second innings of the match.
Before the game on Thursday, Ravindra had accumulated 523 runs in eight innings at an average of 74.71. Ravindra struck three hundreds and two fifties and was the leading Kiwi run-scorer in the World Cup.
During the innings, Ravindra also went past Jonny Bairstow for the most runs in a maiden World Cup edition. Bairstow had managed 532 runs in 11 innings during the 2019 edition when England won the title.
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