Former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra hailed Kolkata Knight Riders’ Nitish Rana for putting aside his personal loss and fulfilling his duties on-field.
Well, KKR’s batsman Nitish Rana looks in great form today as KKR is locking their horns with the Delhi Capitals. He brought up his 10th IPL half-century at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and dedicated the milestone to his late father-in-law.
Nitish Rana opened the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders alongside Shubman Gill and held his wicket tight as wickets continued to fall at the other end. Rana then formed a decent partnership with Sunil Narine.
Rana accelerated his innings well as he got support from Nitish Rana. He soon reached his half-century off 35 deliveries, which was his second of the season.
After Nitish completed his half-century, a member of the KKR squad gave him a KKR jersey with the name ‘Surinder’ on it. Nitish then showed the jersey towards the dressing room. He dedicated his 50 to his father-in-law, Mr. Surinder Mrwah, who passed after fighting a battle with cancer on October 23.
Commentators for the official broadcasters Jatin Sapru also confirmed on-air that the gesture was in memory of his father-in-law.
Here, watch the video:
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 24, 2020
Later, former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra also took to his Twitter and posted a heartfelt message for Nitish Rana. In his tweet, Aakash Chopra hailed Rana for putting aside his personal loss and for giving a game-changing contribution. He wrote:
“Thoughts with Nitish Rana…not easy putting aside a personal loss and make a game-changing contribution in a new role. Well done, buddy.”
Here, check out the tweet of Aakash Chopra:
Thoughts with Nitish Rana…not easy putting aside a personal loss and make a game-changing contribution in a new role. Well done, buddy.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 24, 2020
Meanwhile, playing a crucial knock for his team, Nitish Rana scored 81 runs off 53 balls, smashing 13 fours and 1 six. KKR posted a total of 194 runs for DC to chase.