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jayant   |  2022-02-12

Nitish Rana: 12 little-known facts about the Delhi Batsman (2022)

Nitish Rana, the 27-year-old Indian cricketer, represents Delhi in first-class cricket and has also appeared for India in international matches.

A left-handed batsman who can bowl some handy off-spin in the middle, Rana has previously played for Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

With the auction for IPL 2022 around the corner, it will be interesting to see where he lands on

But for now, let’s discuss 12 little-known facts about Nitish Rana.

Pic Credit: AFP

1) On 27 December 1993, Nitish Rana was born in Delhi, India.

2) Nitish Rana made his first-class debut in the 2015–16 Ranji Trophy and finished as his team’s leading run-getter in the tournament with 557 runs at an average of 50.63

3) Rana was the highest six-hitter in the 2015–16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 21 sixes

4) In the 2015–16 Vijay Hazare Trophy, Nitish Rana was his team’s second-highest run-scorer with 218 runs

5) From 2015 to 2017, Nitish was associated with Mumbai Indians in the IPL

Rana believes that those two years with MI helped him to become a better cricketer. Especially Ponting’s advice helped him increase his hitting abilities

6) In January 2018, Rana was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 IPL auction for INR 3.4 crores

7) In November 2018, he replaced Gautam Gambhir as the captain of Delhi

8) In December 2018, he was named to the Indian team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.

9) Nitish Rana is married to award-winning Delhi-based interior designer and architect Saachi Marwah.

10) In IPL 2020, Nitish was investigated for age-fudging, but all the allegations were proved wrong

11) He made his international debut for India in July 2021 at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

12) Rana has scored over 1500 IPL runs and picked 7 wickets in his IPL career.

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