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I would run to my room, lock it and then cry everytime Sourav Ganguly gets out told Nitish Rana

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Nitish Rana. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In the past few years, Nitish Rana has established himself as one of the promising talents in Indian domestic cricket. The Delhi batsman has had some really good IPL seasons and the batsman is set for a great future ahead. In an interview released recently, the batsman revealed his childhood idols.

Being a left-handed batsman himself, it wasn’t surprising to find out that Rana was a big fan of Sourav Ganguly. During the interaction, the 26-year-old revealed that he would at times lock himself in the room after Ganguly gets out and cry. He also said that his family had different favourites altogether. While his father was a fan of Sachin Tendulkar, his brother had a special liking for Rahul Dravid.

I never thought that I can be a part of IPL: Nitish Rana

“We used to have a fight in our family. My brother was a Rahul Dravid fan, I was a Sourav Ganguly fan and my father adored Sachin Tendulkar. My father would tell me something every time Ganguly used to get out. I would run to my room and lock it and then cry and get angry,” Nitish Rana said during the latest episode of Cricbuzz’s show ‘The Spicy Pitch’.

Rana made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians in 2016. It was the following year when the batsman started getting more opportunities. His power-hitting and ability to adjust to conditions in the IPL made him an instant hit at the cash-rich league. In 2018, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for a huge amount. Since arriving at the franchise, he has developed his game from strength to strength. This has also opened doors for him to represent India A. He has also been a solid performer for Delhi in the domestic circuit.

Talking about his early exposure to the IPL, Rana revealed how he would go to watch the Delhi Daredevils games (now Delhi Capitals) during the initial years for the league. He also recalled the time when Delhi had the likes Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and AB de Villiers playing together.

“I never thought that I can be a part of IPL. For 4 or 5 seasons I used to got to Feroz Shah Kotla stadium to watch matches because I liked Akshay Kumar and he was with Delhi Daredevils back then. I used to like AB de Villiers and even Gautam Gambhir was in Delhi then. Virender Sehwag was also there. I used to think if one hasn’t seen them play, then they have seen nothing,” Rana added.

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