KKR vs MI: Watch - Tilak Varma comes up with a bullet throw to run out Nitish Rana

Updated - 11 May 2024, 10:45 PM

Tilak Varma comes up with a bullet throw to run out Nitish Rana
Tilak Varma comes up with a bullet throw to run out Nitish Rana [PC: X]

Tilak Varma, on Saturday (May 11), showcased his fielding skills as he ran out Nitish Rana with a brilliant throw in the ongoing game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Nitish Rana and Andre Russell joined hands in the ninth over when Kolkata Knight Riders were reeling at 77 for 4. The duo took the score past the 100-run mark for the hosts and were well set. And just when it looked like they would shift gears, Tilak Varma broke the stand by sending back Nitish Rana.

On the final ball of the 12th over, Jasprit Bumrah bowled a full-length delivery just outside leg. Nitish Rana made room for himself before steering the ball towards point. He did take a couple of steps forward for a run but did not look too confident.

Russell, however, had made his mind up and set off for the single. After seeing Russell running towards the striker's end, a hesitant Nitish Rana quickly changed his mind and set off to complete the single. However, the moment of hesitancy cost him his wicket as he failed to get back inside the crease safely. 

As Rana set off for the run, Tilak Varma picked up the ball and hit the stumps with a bullet throw at the non-striker's end. The left-handed batsman departed after scoring 33 runs off 23 balls and sharing a 39-run stand with Russell for the fifth wicket.

Watch Tilak Varma's brilliant throw to run out Nitish Rana:

Talking about the game, KKR were on 125 for 6 after 13 overs at the time of writing this report. Rinku Singh and Ramandeep Singh were batting for the hosts. The game has been reduced to 16 overs per side after the start was delayed by almost two hours due to rain and a wet outfield.