Nitish Rana went to Kali Ghat temple and took blessings, replaced Shreyas in captaincy, first match from PBKS

New Delhi. The newly appointed captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, Nitish Rana, reached the temple on Tuesday after getting the responsibility of leadership. Before the start of IPL 2023, Nitish Rana appeared in Kalighat temple of Kolkata. During this he offered prayers. The 16th season of IPL is starting on 31st March. However, Kolkata has to play its first match against Punjab Kings on April 1. In the absence of Shreyas Iyer, experienced batsman Nitish Rana has been given the command of the KKR team.

Along with Nitish Rana, coach Chandrakant Pandit also reached the Kalighat temple in Kolkata. Wishing for the victory of the team, both took the blessings of Maa Kali. These days Navratri, the festival of Maa Kali, is also going on. The performance of Kolkata Knight Riders was not particularly good during the last IPL season. Then this franchise could not even reach the playoffs.

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Nitish Rana is associated with KKR since the year 2018. This Delhi batsman has given victory to the Kolkata team on many occasions in difficult times. Nitish has also led the Delhi team in the Ranji Trophy. This is the reason why as an alternative to Shreyas, the franchise has given Nitish a big responsibility in KKR.

Tags: IPL 2023, Nitish rana, Shreyas Iyer

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