New Delhi: Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday praised Nitish Rana and Mandeep Singh for playing despite family woes. Rana returned for KKR against Delhi capitals despite losing her mother-in-law due to cancer.
Mandeep, on the other hand, played for Kings XI Punjab against Sunrisers Hyderabad after losing his father on Friday.
“The loss of a loved one hurts, but it is very heartbreaking when one does not say goodbye. @ Mandeeps12, @NitishRana_27, and their families pray to be healed from this tragedy. Played well,” Tendulkar tweeted.
The loss of a loved one hurts, but what matters is when the final farewell does not come. Prayer @ mandeeps12, Nitishrana_27 Their families to recover from this tragedy. Hats to return today. You played well.
– Sachin Tendulkar (ach Sachin_RT) October 24, 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana had dedicated his fifties against the Delhi capitals on October 23 to his late mother-in-law Surinder. Rana opened the innings for KKR and hit his 10th fifty of the match.
After scoring 50 runs, Rana wrote the KKR jersey on his late mother-in-law’s name `Surinder`. Rana hit 81 off 53 balls with 13 fours and a six, while Sunil Narine scored 61 and led the team to 194/6 in 20 overs.
In the end, KKR came out on top by 59 runs against Delhi Capitals.
On the other hand, Mandeep scored 17 runs for KXIP against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The entire KXIP team wore black armor to Mandeep’s father K. Ravath.
During the 1999 World Cup, Tendulkar lost his father. But after the ceremonies were over, Tendulkar went back to England and was a part of the match. He announced his return by scoring a century against Kenya in a crucial clash.