Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana (Image Credit: Twitter)

Last Update on: May 23rd, 2022 at 11:27 am

Indian team selectors announced a maiden call for pace sensation Umran Malik and left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh for the 18-member T20 squad picked for South Africa series on Sunday. While top names like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma stay missing, the 18-member contingent drove by KL Rahul highlights the two pacers who have impressed with their heavenly exhibitions in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

Veteran wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik was recalled to the T20 overlay, however, a couple of batters including Shikhar Dhawan and Sanju Samson stay missing from the setup. Fans additionally called for Rahul Tripathi’s inclusion after the Chetan Sharma-drove selection committee named the squad for the five-game T20I series.

KL Rahul for India. Photo- Getty
KL Rahul for India. Photo- Getty

Nitish Rana Targets Team India Comeback

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) player Nitish Rana was another name which didn’t highlight in the list. Rana, who amassed 361 runs in 14 matches during the ongoing IPL release, shared a cryptic tweet after the snub. “Things will change soon,” composed the left-handed batter and added an India banner followed by an emoticon of a target.


Rana’s last appearance for India was in Sri Lanka when the Shikhar Dhawan-drove side played three ODIs and as many T20Is against the islanders. The Delhi player, nonetheless, assembled three single-digit scores in the three games he played.

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Nitish Rana[photo: Twitter]
Rana, who made his ODI debut in the last game of the series, scored only 7. In the second and third T20 International, the KKR man was dismissed for 9 and 6 separately.

Social Media Not Just For Posting Victories: Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana (Image Credit: Twitter)

The 28-year-old had shared a note, saying the visit didn’t go according to the plan and guaranteeing a strong comeback from the mishap.

“Our social media isn’t just to post out victories but also our failures. This tour didn’t go the way I planned or expected it to go but I have learned so much in my last 3 games. Since the time I have held the bat in my hands, I’ve always believed in hard work over luck and this won’t stop me.”

“There are people who will say stuff and judge me but I won’t let anything tear me down. I know how much I’ve worked for it and I’ll keep moving forward. I will keep growing stronger and will be back to win big for myself and my team”, the Twitter post by Rana read.

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