Nitish Rana batted well on Saturday for Kolkata in IPL 2020 while Mandeep Singh scored a few runs for Punjab. Both these players lost their families. In such a situation, Sachin Tendulkar has praised him.
Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary batsman of the Indian cricket team and known as the God of Cricket, has praised Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana and Kings XI Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh. Sachin Tendulkar has praised these two batsmen for a special reason. Actually, Nitish Rana and Mandeep Singh played matches for their teams on Saturday in the 13th season of IPL, despite the deaths of close relatives.
Kolkata batsman Nitish Rana’s father-in-law Surinder Marwah died on Friday due to cancer, yet he came on the field to play a match against Delhi Capitals. At the same time, the father of Kings XI Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh also died on Friday, but despite this grief, he started the innings against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, he did not succeed much, but on a poor pitch, he scored 17 runs in 14 balls, which came in handy for the team.
Actually Surinder was the name of Nitish Rana’s father-in-law. He was ill for a long time and died on 23 October. The very next day, Nitish went to play the match and hit a brilliant half-century. That is why after remembering Pachasa, he dedicated this half-century to the father-in-law, remembering him.
This innings of Nitish was very important in helping the team win. Especially, when the same KKR was able to collect 84 runs in 20 overs against RCB in the last match. KKR also struggled against DC, losing three wickets for 42 runs in 7.2 overs. But Rana managed to overcome the team with a 115-run partnership with Sunil Narine.
On the other hand, Sachin Tendulkar wrote on Twitter in praise of the duo, “The loss of loved ones is very sad, even more sad when one does not even get a chance to say goodbye for the last time. In this hour of grief Mandeep Singh and I pray for Nitish Rana’s family. You both did well. “
Nitish Rana shared a 115-run partnership with Sunil Narine at crucial times. On this basis, Kolkata Knight Riders had scored 194 runs against Delhi Capitals for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. At the same time, Nitish Rana scored 81 runs from 53 balls. He hit 13 fours and a six in his innings. He even paid tribute to his father-in-law after scoring a half-century when he showed a t-shirt named after him.
Left-handed batsman Nitish Rana wore a jersey named Surinder in this match and got the number 63 written on it as his father-in-law died at the same age. Kolkata defeated Delhi by 59 runs in this match. Kolkata tweeted, “Tribute to his father-in-law on behalf of Nitish Rana. He died yesterday. May the soul of Surinder Marwah rest in peace.”
Sachin wrote on his twitter account, ‘It is sad to see the departure of your loved ones, even more sad when no one gets a chance to say goodbye for the last time. In this hour of grief, I pray for the family of Mandeep Singh and Nitish Rana. You both did well.
With this victory, Kolkata Knight Riders have consolidated the number-4 position in the points tally. KKR now has 12 points with six wins in 11 matches. At the same time Delhi has 14 points with seven wins in 11 matches and the team is second.