On March 27, the Kolkata Knight Riders announced the appointment of star batter Nitish Rana as their new captain as the team sought to move past its problem with leadership. Fans were a little taken aback by Rana’s selection as the new captain because he has little prior experience leading others in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Yet on March 28, Rana demonstrated his willingness to assume more responsibility by buckling under the burden of wearing the leadership ring.
Delhi won eight out of twelve games while being led by the 29-year-old batsman during the most recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Rana’s challenges will certainly increase though as he takes the helm of one of the top IPL clubs. Tuesday, March 28, at the official news conference, Rana stomped on all discussions of added pressure. He stated that he loves taking on responsibilities and that he won’t accept any additional pressure brought on by the leadership title.
“I’ve been a member of the leadership group for the previous two to three years, so I’m not new to it. This time, I’ve been given the captaincy title. I have played a leadership role for the past two to three years, and I won’t buckle under more pressure just because of the title. Also, it’s bad for my game. There isn’t anything new, in my opinion. I adore being accountable, “As of March 28, Rana stated.
“Moreover, there will be pressure after 10 days. A tag is captaincy. There will always be some pressure if you attempt something for the first time in your life. I’ve participated in more than 100 games as a batter. In the first few deliveries, a player can be afraid to leave “added Rana.
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Rana has played for the Knight Riders in each of the previous five seasons, playing for stars like Dinesh Karthik and Shreyas Iyer. Rana responded that he will captain the squad in his own way and promised that his team would provide the desired outcomes in the IPL in 2023 when questioned about his idol captain.
“There is a responsibility, and I enjoy accepting it. We all know that Shreyas Iyer suffered a terrible injury. It’s sad that we learned at the last minute that we wouldn’t have such a senior and important player. Yet, if you ignore that, the team appears strong. And I believe that the course we are on with this team will produce the desired outcomes.”
“I don’t like to follow idols in that way. I want to do it my way because if I try to take someone else’s place as captain, I will lose my sense of self and originality. I want to lead the squad in my own way as captain and advance in my own way, “Rana summed up.
After only six victories during the previous season, Kolkata Knight Riders placed seventh in the IPL points standings. Rana had a difficult season, scoring just 361 runs in just 14 innings, with only two 50-plus hits. In KKR’s season-opening match against Punjab Kings in Mohali on April 1, Rana’s captaincy will be put to the test.
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