Kolkata Knight Riders set the stage blazing in their opening encounter of Vivo IPL 2021 with the fine win over SRH on 11th April. Nitish Rana was the architect of KKR’s win as he looked in full swing during his glorious stroke-making in his innings. He played a brilliant knock of 80 runs off just 56 deliveries. Rana looked as if he is dancing to his own tunes during that innings.
During the course of the game, Nitish celebrated his fifty in a unique style that resembled that of the German footballer Mesut Ozil. He made the alphabet M with his hands which left curiosity rising in the minds of many who follow this cricket extravaganza.
In a recently released video at the official Twitter handle of the Indian Premier League, Rana during a conversation with his teammate can be seen explaining the reason behind his M celebration by saying that it was done for his friends and the signal actually depicted a song with name Brown Munde. It can also be seen in the video that both Rana and Harbhajan are also Rapping together with some slight moves and gestures.
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Meanwhile, Nitish Rana looked in sublime touch in KKR’s first game of this season. He was promoted as an opener for the team has done the same job for the last few games in the last season. He set the tone for a big total with a solid opening stand with Shubhman Gill. Nitish was also involved in a crucial 93 run partnership for the second wicket with Rahul Tripathi which helped the Kolkata team put 187 runs on the board.
Nitish Rana has been eyeing an Indian call-up for a good time now having been continuously performing in IPL and other domestic tournaments. If the Delhi lad performs this way for the entire season he might get to wear an Indian team jersey very soon.