Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Nitish Rana struck a counter-attacking half-century for his side in their match against Delhi Capitals (DC). Sent in to open the innings, Rana witnessed his fellow opener Shubman Gill and batters Rahul Tripathi and Dinesh Karthik perish in quick succession.
He was then joined by the returning Sunil Narine. While it was expected that the duo will look to play out the middle overs and attack at the death, the duo had other ideas. They decided to take on the DC bowlers. Both Narine and Rana got to half-centuries. From what looked like a position of doom, KKR were taken to a position of strength.
Rana dedicates 50 to father-in-law
After reaching his half-century off 35 balls, Rana was seen holding up a jersey with the name ‘Surinder’ written on it. The name referred to his late father-in-law who passed away yesterday. The fact that Rana came up with this knock just a day after his death and the fact that Rana had the confidence that he would score a fifty and dedicate it to his father-in-law is commendable.