The left-hand Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana has credited his ability to excel when all eyes are on him, to his success this year in the IPL. The youngster from Delhi has scored 127 runs so far in four matches at an average of 31.75. He won the man of the match award for his efforts last night where he scored 59 off 35 in KKR's important win over Delhi Daredevils.
After the game, Nitish was asked to talk about his form and the game last night by the reporters. To which Rana replied, "I had said that the last time as well -- when there is pressure, I seem to do better. I was happy that there was pressure, I enjoy playing under pressure, It was an important game for us since we had lost the last two in a row,"
KKR had lost two consecutive games, one to Chennai Super Kings and the other to Sunrisers Hyderabad after winning their opening encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore. So the win over Delhi Daredevils at home was very crucial, to resurrect the downward curve of results and Nitish's knock played a substantial role in it. Nitish though, very humbly gave everyone the credit.
"Everyone has made a contribution in today's game. Take, for example, Kuldeep's two wickets - Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell. We thought at that point in time, those wickets were very important. I don't think I had such a huge role, everyone's been assigned a certain responsibility, I just had to fulfil my part, so did the others."
He further added, "The plan was to keep going until the very end. I was seeing the ball even in the first game, I knew I was batting well, even in the third match, unfortunately, I got out in that early.I kept it in my mind that I am in good touch, I should hold one end and finish the job.I always knew if the spinners come in, it's very easy for my game. I was waiting for them, both of who turn the ball into me. Our plan was always to go till the end,"