Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday (March 27) appointed Nitish Rana as their captain for the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League in the absence of regular skipper Shreyas Iyer, who is likely to miss the first half of the tournament because of recurring back injury.
Nitish Rana has been associated with Kolkata Knight Riders since 2018 and has become an integral part of the squad. He has experience of leading the team as he has led his domestic cricket team Delhi in 12 T20 matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, registering eight wins and four losses.
Rana has appeared in 74 games for KKR and has scored 1744 runs at a strike rate of 135.61. He scored 361 runs at a strike rate of 143.82 for Kolkata Knight Riders last season and was the team’s second-highest run-scorer behind only Shreyas Iyer. He is expected to do well in the absence of Iyer.
Who is Nitish’s wife?
As far as his personal life is concerned, this Delhi batter who has also played for team India in 3 matches, got married four years ago to an architect and award-winning interior designer Saachi Marwah.
Saachi, born in December 1991, is presently 31 years of age and a couple of years elder than Nitish. Saachi comes from an artistic background and began her journey as an interior designer in the year 2015.
She started her career as an intern at ‘Prem Nath and Associates in the year 2016. In the same year, she collaborated with her friend Navneet Kaur and together they started a design company bearing the name, ‘Saachi and Navneet Design Studio’.
Nitish Rana and Saachi Marwah Love Story:
During an interaction with comedian Kapil Sharma in his popular TV show – ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ a couple of years ago, Nitish Rana revealed that he and Saachi dated for three-and-a-half years before they decided to tie the knot with each other. The couple got married on February 18, 2019.
Nitish also revealed that Saachi’s brother Paramveer and his brother were good friends who used to play Football together, Nitish too used to play along with them during the off-season.
It was during one of those sessions when Nitish saw Saachi taking a walk near the ground, and that was the moment when he thought he has found the love of his life. Both of them started texting each other from there on and they eventually fell in love with each other.
When Nitish dedicated his half-century to Saachi’s late father:
During a KKR game against Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020, Nitish scored his second half-century of the season and he dedicated the special knock to his late father-in-law Surinder Marwah, who passed away only a day before the game. Rana’s gesture would have made Saachi proud of him as well.