Ravi Krishnamurthy is a New Zealander software architect. He is known for being the father of the New Zealander cricketer Rachin Ravindra.
Ravi Krishnamurthy was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Growing up, he developed an interest in cricket and played cricket for his school and college’s cricket team. He did his graduation from Sivananda Sarma Memorial RV Degree College in Bangalore. In 1997, he, along with his wife, moved to Wellington, New Zealand after bagging a software engineer’s job. Before moving to New Zealand, Ravi used to play club-level cricket in his hometown Bangalore.
An old picture of Ravi Krishnamurthy
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about his parents. He has a brother.
Wife & Children
Ravi Krishnamurthy is married to Deepa Krishnamurthy. Their wedding anniversary falls on 24 February 2023. Together, they have a son named Rachin Ravindra and a daughter named Aisiri Ravindra. Rachin is a professional cricketer who plays for the New Zealand National Cricket Team.
Ravi Krishnamurthy with his wife
Ravi Krishnamurthy with his wife and children
Ravi Krishnamurthy’s father-in-law, Dr. T. A. Balakrishna Adiga, is a retired biology professor from Vijaya College in Bengaluru. His mother-in-law’s name is Poornima Adiga.
Ravi Krishnamurthy’s son, father-in-law and mother-in-law
Ravi Krishnamurthy started his career as a software engineer in 1997 with a software firm in Wellington, New Zealand. He is one of the founding members of the Hutt Cricket Academy in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. He also works as a cricket coach at Hutt Cricket Academy.
Ravi Krishnamurthy with Hutt Cricket Academy boys
- He is also referred to as Ravi Krish.
- Ravi was Rachin Ravindra’s first cricket coach. In an interview, Krishnamurthy revealed that he spent hours figuring out the right techniques to train his son during the formative years. He said,
Our coaching approach wasn’t focused on emulating a particular player or regional style. Instead, we drew inspiration from the techniques and approaches of cricketing geniuses from all around the world. Rachin watched countless hours of cricket, and during his upbringing, there were iconic cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist. This process involved numerous repetitions to ensure that he grasped the finer nuances of the game.”
- In an interview, Rachin disclosed that during the winter season in New Zealand, Ravi travelled with Rachin to India, so that he could train properly. During those trips to India, Rachin trained under the local coaches at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, and Anantapur.
- Contrary to the widely believed story that Ravi had named his son Rachin by combining the names of the Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, Ravi revealed in an interview that it was not so and the name was suggested by Rachin’s mother as she liked it. Many years later, they realised that it coincidently was a combination of the names of Rahul and Sachin. He said,
When Rachin was born, my wife suggested the name, and we didn’t spend a lot of time discussing it. The name sounded good, was easy to spell, and short, so we decided to go with it. It was only some years later that we realised the name was a mix of Rahul and Sachin’s names. He wasn’t named with the intention to make our child a cricketer or anything of the sort.”