Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Nitish Rana has joined the franchise’s camp and the practice session ahead of IPL 2021 after his COVID-19 reports tested negative for the second consecutive day. Nitish Rana was one of the three instances of COVID-19 positive ahead of the 14th edition of the marquee T20 league. The southpaw has urged everyone to stay safe and not to take the outbreak lightly.
Nitish Rana had to serve an extended day of quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 on the 22nd of March, a day after arriving in Mumbai and checking in at the team hotel. As per the guidelines by the BCCI, the 27-year old had to stay alone in his room until returning two negative COVID-19 results on the 11th and 12th days.
Nitish Rana has been one of the best performers in the lucrative T20 league for the last few years. Nevertheless, the left-handed batsman had only a decent season in 2020, managing 352 runs in 14 matches at 25.14, keeping a strike rate of 138.58. But Rana was the leading run-getter for Delhi in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with 398 runs in seven fixtures at 66.33.
I’m happy to join my KKR team-mates today: Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana revealed that he felt good after getting out of the room and batted a bit in his first net session. The Delhi-born cricketer was also delighted seeing his KKR team-mates and urged everyone to stay safe and take care of themselves and their family without taking the disease lightly.
“Finally, I am out now and I’m feeling absolutely fine. It was day one of my practice and I batted a bit as well. I’m happy to join my KKR team-mates today. Please take precautions and don’t take this thing lightly. You never know what will happen next, so please take care of yourself and your family. Stay safe,” Rana said as quoted by News Indian Express.