Nitish Rana switches hands while batting against Tripura
Rana has been the star of the season for Delhi.
Published - Feb 8, 2018 7:21 pm | Updated - Feb 8, 2018 7:21 pm
In the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, Delhi team has been able to continue its good stint in the domestic circuit, carrying the all-important form from Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy to the premier one-day tournament. Winning two matches on the trot, the Delhi team is looking rock-solid to make it to the knock-out stages. The star performer for Delhi so far have been former Under-19 skipper Unmukt Chand and number three batsman Nitish Rana who are scoring runs as easy as a walk in the park.
The stand-out performer and pure find of this season has to be Rana who first came into the limelight while playing for Mumbai Indians in the tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). He continued his good stint in this year’s Ranji Trophy, followed by the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He has not only been able to score runs for his side but has also been able to bowl off-spin and medium pace when asked by the skipper. He also kept wickets in the absence of Rishab Pant, which makes him a pure team player.
Ability to bat both ways
In the recent match against Tripura, Rana was once again in the news, but this time for his ability to bat with both hands in the same gear. He achieved this feat in the second match of group encounter after Tripura posted a good total of 298 runs on the board. Riding on his innings of 94, Delhi chased it down with more than ten overs to win the game by eight wickets.
At the end of the superlative encounter, he revealed that in the past he had tried batting both ways in the nets but it was for the first time he tried in the match. He said, “It is an important knock for me ahead of the knock-out stage of this event and the IPL. I have tried switching hands during practice sessions, but not in a match before today.”