Nitish Rana, IPL 2023: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana could not score his half-century but he helped the team reach a strong score by scoring 48 runs in just 21 balls.
Bengaluru: Sometimes a little bit of luck is needed to overcome bad times. Such luck that changes everyone’s circumstances. IPL going through bad phase in 2023also needs something similar. Not only Kolkata, but its captain Nitish Rana also needs a bit of luck and he got it against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Bangalore players showed great kindness to Nitish and Nitish also took advantage of it.
Captain Nitish Rana played an explosive inning of 48 runs in just 21 balls for Kolkata, who reached to face Bangalore at M Chinnaswamy Stadium with four consecutive defeats. His innings helped the team reach the score of 200 runs. However, Nitish would not have been able to play such an innings and if the Bangalore fielders had not been kind to him.
Read this also:
Bangalore people are kind to Nitish
Kolkata lost two wickets in the 10th over and then Nitish Rana entered. A big innings was expected from the KKR captain but these hopes would have been dashed if Mohammad Siraj had taken the catch. Siraj dropped a simple catch at long on off the ball of Vijaykumar Vaishak. At that time Nitish could score only 5 runs in 5 balls.
Nitish is scoring Run Rana Run 😅‘ skipper goes 💥 back-to-back 💪
— JioCinema (@JioCinema)
Only those who learn from one time mistake are wiser but the people of Bangalore could not show this wisdom. Nitish gave him another chance. This time the bowler was Siraj himself but Harshal Patel again dropped an easy catch at deep square leg. At that time Nitish’s score was only 19 runs.
high cost of mistakes
After this NitishHe was targeted fiercely and hit three consecutive boundaries in his over. Nitish could not score his half-century but he did the work for his team by scoring 48 runs in just 21 balls. That is, when the catch was missed for the first time, then in the next 16 balls, Nitish caused a loss of 43 runs to Bangalore.
Read this also: