In the 42nd match of IPL 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders made some surprising changes in the batting order against Delhi capitals. KKR this time sent Nitish Rana along with Subman Gill as the opening pair. Gill was out early for 9, but Nitish Rana lasted till the end and hit a fifty (53-ball 81) and took 115 off 56 balls with Sunil Narine (32-ball 64) to power the Kolkata Knight Riders to 194/6 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Within minutes of scoring his fifty innings, he showed off a jersey on the field with his mother-in-law’s name, Surinder Marwa. In fact, it was a tribute from Rana to his mother-in-law who was said to have been diagnosed with cancer yesterday.
After Nitish Rana finished his fifty against Delhi with 7 fours and a six off 35 balls, a player brought a jersey from the trench. Usually the batsman takes his bat after scoring a half century, but Nitish Rana showed the jersey to everyone. The name written on that jersey was Surinder. The name is none other than his loving mother-in-law Surinder Marwa, who passed away due to cancer.
Read a heartfelt tribute from his mother-in-law ீ Nitish Rana_27 who passed away yesterday. Surinder Marwa. Keep calm sir “read KKR’s tweet, which also featured Rana’s celebration.
A heart-warming tribute from Nitishrana_27 His mother-in-law, who passed away yesterday. Surinder Marwa.
– Kolkata Knight Riders (KKKRiders) October 24, 2020
In today’s match against Delhi Capital, Nitish Rana scored 81 off just 53 balls with 13 fours and 1 six. He scored with a strike rate of 152.83 and helped the team achieve an enormous total. KKR lost the first three batsmen for just 42 runs. Even after this, Kolkata scored 194 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.
In IPL 2020, Nitish Rana has scored 265 runs in 11 matches. This time, his average is 24.09. The stylish KKR starter has hit two fifties so far this season.