Those who watched Nitish Rana’s innings carefully during the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (KKR) match of IPL 2021, must have noticed a new celebration style of the KKR batsman. Nitish Rana has revealed the reason behind his 3-finger celebration after his match-winning knock of 80 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021.
Nitish Rana became the Player of the Match after he struck 80 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders while batting as an opener. After reaching his half-century with a six off Vijay Shankar’s delivery, Nitish Rana removed his gloves and performed a celebration using his three fingers.
3-Finger Celebration Inspired By Song Brown Munde, Reveals Nitish Rana
While speaking to teammate Harbhajan Singh after the match, the left-handed batsman Rana revealed that his gesture is inspired by the Punjabi song ‘Brown Munde’.
“It was like this (shows the gesture). It was for my friends, and the whole group is a fan of the song ‘Brown Munde.’ We all love the song, and I thought of the celebration before the season and told my friends I will do it as a message to them that we are Brown Munde.
Rana also said that he is happy to start the season on a good note and will try to carry this form throughout the tournament. “Feeling great (after the knock). It is the first game of the season and happy to start on a good note. I will try to carry this form and help my team as much as I can,” Nitesh Rana said.
Nitish Rana has scored more than 300 runs in the last three seasons of IPL. During his stupendous innings at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rana hit 9 fours and 4 sixes. His innings helped Kolkata Knight Riders to reach a defendable total of 187-6 while batting first. Rahul Tripathi also hit a century (53) for KKR.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their openers David Warner (3) and Wriddhiman Saha (7) quickly. Manish Pandey played a brilliant knock of unbeaten 64 runs off 44 balls while Jonny Bairstow hit 55 runs off 40 balls. However, a high required rate during 15-20 overs ultimately made Sunrisers Hyderabad 10 runs short of the victory.