“I had nothing to lose, but everything to gain. I saw the ball was gripping well, if I bowled in right areas I might get wickets said Nitish Rana

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Nitish rana – pic courtesy SONY

Kolkata :Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) part-time off-spinner Nitish Rana is in lime light after his two wickets in succession deliveries to get rid of Viral Kolhi and AB De Villiers

 The 15th over on Sunday proved crucial for KKR as RCB set them a target of 177 where in Sunil Narine, blasted away a quick 50 in 19 balls later skipper Dinesh Karthik (35 not out) ensured they register a comfortable four-wicket win with seven balls to spare.

Rana was hit for a six by the strong South African batsman on the first ball before he got his and Kohli’s back in the next two deliveries who was in very good swing and hunger for more runs during the match.

“I backed myself and luckily I got the two big wickets. It was very important to get those batsmen out at that stage”

“I bowl at domestic level for Delhi. I bowled well in the practice matches here and did well and then Dinesh bhai told me to get ready, you could bowl one or two overs in any match,Rana told reporters at the post match press conference.

“Luckily got a chance and proved myself,” Rana added when asked about his lesser known bowling skills.

“My job is to score runs. I don’t see that as pressure. It’s good that people are expecting more from me having done well last season. I love to bat under pressure, you are aware of the situations around you.

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