Rachin Ravindra, a Kiwi all-rounder, has said that it was always going to be difficult for New Zealand to recover. This is especially true after their humiliation in the first innings of the second Test in Mumbai, when they were reduced to 62 all out. The Indian-origin player, on the other hand, was optimistic that his team would not ‘dwell’ in the past and would fight back on Day 4 of the second Test.
Rachin Ravindra had a decent bowling effort in the second innings, picking up three wickets. Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Wriddhiman Saha were all killed by the left-armer. Apart from Ajaz Patel, he was the only Kiwi blower to take a wicket in the present Test.
With India barely five scalps away from victory, Ravindra and Henry Nicholls fought back and finished the day with a score of 140/5.
The 22-year-old conceded after the third day of play that a lot of things had gone wrong for the visitors.
“It’s always tough to bounce back after being bowled out for 60, a lot of things went wrong. We all strive to be better. We tried to put that sort of stuff behind us. It was not our best performance but we knew we have got a second innings and we’ll keep fighting from there.” he said
“It’s important for this game to learn from what you’ve done and move on to the next thing, not necessarily dwelling on what’s happened.” He further added
In addition, the kid praised his fellow left-arm spinner for his outstanding bowling performance against India. Ajaz Patel, another Indian-origin spinner, was New Zealand’s lone warrior in this encounter. He finished the match with 14 wickets, including a match-record 10-fer in the first innings. Patel also set a new record for most wickets taken against India in Test matches (14/225).
Ravindra discussed Ajaz’s value to the team while adding that he couldn’t be happier for him. He claimed that whenever New Zealand sent the ball to Patel, they knew he would deliver a result.