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5 Unknown Facts About Nitish Rana

5 Unknown Facts About Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana is a 27-year-old Indian cricketer. Rana represents Delhi in domestic cricket and he plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. Nitish Rana finally got his national call up in the India tour of the Sri Lanka 3-match ODI series. He got his cap on Friday, July 23 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Nitish Rana has been a consistent performer in the Indian Premier League. Rana has been a regular member of playing XI where ever he is playing cricket. Nitish Rana has scored over 6500 runs in First-class cricket, List A cricket, and T20 cricket combined.

Here are 5 unknown facts about Nitish Rana:

#5 Nitish Rana Finished as the highest run-scorer for Delhi in his debut Season

Rana made his first-class debut in the year 2015 Ranji Trophy tournament. Nitish Rana performed sensationally well and impressed everybody in his first season itself. In 2015-16, Ranji Trophy Rana ended the tournament with 557 runs at an average of 50.63. Also, Rana was the highest run-scorer for his team in that season.

Adding to it Nitish even participated in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and delivered a brilliant performance too. He finished the 2015-16 Vijay Hazare Trophy with 218 runs in his bag. Notably, he was the second-highest run-scorer for his team.

#4 Nitish Rana was the leading six-hitter of the 2015-16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

The 27-year-old is known for his aggressive approach towards the game. He is often seen playing aggressive knock for the team. Rana loves to smash boundaries no matter how big the ground is. Notably, Nitish Rana showed his six-hitting ability in his debut year in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

While playing for Delhi in the 2015-16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Rana smashed 21 sixers. Also, the KKR batsman was the leading six-hitter in the 2015-16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament.

#3 Nitish Rana credits Ricky Ponting a lot for his success

The former Australian captain is named amongst the greatest captain of all time. Ricky pointing has got 220 victories in a bag in 324 matches with an amazing winning ratio of 67.91%. Pointing was the captain during the golden era of team Australia. Also other than his own success he has helped many young cricketers to grow in their respective careers. Once in an interview, Nitish Rana talked about Ricky Ponting and said :

“Ricky Pointing had told me that my backlift is a little low. He told me that by the time the bowler releases the ball; your backlift should be complete so that the downswing doesn’t take time. I have worked on that and that has helped,”

#2 Nitish Rana is married to an award-winning architect

The champion Kolkata Knight Riders batsman is married to an award-winning interior designer and architect. Rana is married to a Delhi-based interior designer and architect Saachi Marwah. Notably, Nitish met Saachi in the year 2016 however they decided to get engaged in June 2018.

Also, the couple shared the news with fans through their Instagram handles. Adding to it the Nitish and Saachi finally got married on 18 February 2019 and have completed two years of happy married life.

#5 Nitish Rana being a left-handed batter bowl right-arm off-spin

Nitish Rana IPL 2021
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The left-handed batsman has achieved a lot of success in the Indian Premier League. Nitish Rana has scored over 1500 runs in the IPL playing for various franchises. However, Rana being a Southpaw bowl right-arm off-break deliveries. Although he is not a proper all-rounder still sometimes he can deliver magic spells for the team.

So far Nitish has picked 7 wickets in his IPL career. Adding to it Rana has 15 first-class wickets, 33 List A wickets, and 28 T20 wickets.

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