Kolkata Knight Riders Batsmen Nitish Rana dedicated his half-century to his father in law Surinder Singh who passed away yesterday. The batsmen who was given an opportunity as an opener in today’s game flourished with open arms as he went on to score a knock of 81 runs off just 53 balls which was also his 10th half-century in the IPL.
The official Twitter handle of the Indian Premier League confirmed the news with a tweet after the latter rolled out a shirt on the name of his father in law, ‘Surinder Singh’. The tweet said, “Sent in to open the innings, @NitishRana_27 responds with a fine and dedicates it to his father in law, who passed away yesterday.”
Nitish Rana’s Reaction After Scoring His Fifty
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Kolkata Knight Riders Thump Delhi Capitals
Kolkata Knight Riders who batted first were off to a decent start in the powerplay though they made a swift change to the batting order, it was Nitish Rana who opened in place of Rahul Tripathi. The change did work for Nitish Rana but not so much for Rahul Tripathi as he along with Shubman Gill were dismissed very early on in the powerplay. Nitish Rana after completing his first half century of the season rolled out a shirt on the name of his father in law, ‘Surinder Singh’Nitish Rana wasn’t having the best IPL as he was failing to score runs forKolkata Knight Riders batting at number three.
Kolkata Knight Riders who have been towing with the batting order quite a lot this season thought of tweaking another change. A Change which worked for them in a positive way as Nitish Rana’s knock of 81 runs and Varun Chakravarthy’s fifer proved to be the turning point of the game.
At the end with this win, Kolkata Knight Riders jump to 12 points as they enter the race for the playoffs qualification. The kind of form Kolkata are in right now they might just want to enter the race for finishing top two in the points table, given that Delhi Capitals are on a decline since last few matches.