Nitish Rana says being a cricketer; I would have of course liked another opportunity￼
Kolkata Knight Rider’s player Nitish Rana made his India debut in July last year during the tour of Sri Lanka, Rana said that he will work on his performance to get an entry into the national side.
Kolkata Knight Rider’s player Nitish Rana made his India debut in July last year during the tour of Sri Lanka. In his only ODI innings, the southpaw scored 7 runs while in two T20I innings he scored 15 runs generally.
Such a beginning in international cricket neglected to procure Rana a second national call-up however the player is hopeful about his comeback to the national side.
Conceding that he might have improved in his first chance, Rana said that he will work on his performance to get an entry into the national side.
Rana eyes the forthcoming Indian Premier League season to grab the eye of the selectors and he is determined to give his 100 percent.
“As a cricketer, I would have of course liked another opportunity, but I do not want to give any excuses, since I did not play very well. I want to score 500 plus runs from the next IPL season so that the selectors cannot ignore me. The things that are in my control are to give good performances and score runs, and I am trying to improve there. This season, I hope to score more runs. But everything is not in my hands, I want to give my best, that’s all. I will give my 100 percent wherever I play and will perform well,”Rana said in an interview with India Today.
Rana scored 361 runs at an average of 27.77 in IPL 2022 but he feels that he wants to improve to get an entry into the Indian team. However, he added that he will also try to improve in domestic cricket.
“If people are not selecting me after making 400 runs, I have to make 600 runs, and I understand that now. The future is in my hands and I am working on that,”Rana said.
“I do not have any targets as such. I want to score more runs in the domestic season, and then in the IPL season, and the things that I have been wanting for a few years now, they will come,”he added.