Brahmin Ratna Rachin Ravindra Krishnamurthy’s 100 against Pakistan. You did good brother, you left India 3 years ago because after knowing your caste
The ICC Mens Cricket World Cup 2023 kicked off on 5 October 2023 and would go on till 19 November 2023. Rachin Ravindra has emerged as the tournament’s top run scorer thus far with 565 runs in 9 matches along with three centuries.
Meanwhile, a claim regarding him is going viral. It is being said that he left India three years ago because he is from the Brahmin community and was discriminated against because of his caste. This claim is mostly shared on Facebook which can be seen here, here, here and here.
What is the Truth?
To know the truth we searched the New Zealand Cricket Board’s official website and found a page that tells us the record and basic details of all Kiwi players. According to the website, Rachin had played cricket for his school team ‘Hut International School’ in 2013-14 in New Zealand.
We also found that he was born on 18 November 1999 in Wellington, New Zealand. So, he was just 14 years old when he played for his school. Based on this, we found that it is a false narrative being spread on social media platforms that he left India 3 years back.
Recently, in the post-match press conference after the New Zealand vs England match, he had reportedly said that he was born in New Zealand and he considers himself as a proud Kiwi playing for his country.
Further, there are no credible news reports of him expressing he faced caste discrimination in India.
The claim that Rachin Ravindra left India three years ago to escape caste discrimination is a false as he was born and brought up in New Zealand.