Does Richan Ravindra steal honor from Tendulkar and Babar Azam? Young New Zealand batsman Richan Ravindra has surpassed Little Master Sachin Tendulkar and Pakistan Cricket Team Captain Babar Azam to score the most runs in a World Cup.
The league stage of the ongoing Cricket World Cup in India has ended and the four semi-final teams have been finalised. South Africa will face Australia while India will face New Zealand.
India’s Virat Kohli has the honor of scoring the most runs at the end of the league stage, he has scored 594 runs in 9 matches, while the second number is South Africa’s Quinton de Kock who has scored 591 runs so far. The third number goes to New Zealand’s 23-year-old batsman Richan Ravindra, who recently won the Player of the Month award, with 565 runs in the tournament.
Now the ICC has shared a picture on social media with a caption that says the new kid on the block, Richan Ravindra is enjoying the World Cup 2023.
A new kid on the block 👊🖤
— ICC (@ICC) November 13, 2023
The picture shared by ICC shows that Richan Ravindra has overtaken Sachin Tendulkar and Babar Azam in the list of under-25 batsmen in a single World Cup season.
Sachin Tendulkar scored 523 runs in the 1996 World Cup, while Babar Azam scored 474 runs in the 2019 World Cup, but Richan Ravindra has scored 565 runs in the 2023 World Cup so far.