Nitish Rana in the post match presentation backed his Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers very well. Kolkata Knight Riders conceded 228 runs to Sunrises Hyderabad who batted first. England’s upcoming star player Harry Brook scored a century after a long bad start in this Indian Premier League. Harry Brook remained unbeaten century off 55 balls. In return, Kolkata Knight Riders could score only 205 runs that too with fewer contributions from many batsmen. Kolkata’s captain Rana and their star performer Rinku Singh scored a half century. After the match, Rana backed the bowlers saying that it happens as the Eden Garden is known for its run feast for the batters.
Nitish Rana said that
“Today, even the main bowlers were going for runs, but I can’t be too critical because these are the same bowlers who will win me a game some other time. I feel the way we bowled was not according to the plans. No matter what the wicket was like, this wasn’t a 230 wicket,” Rana said after the match.
Nitish Rana further added that
“One odd day, you’ll get an inning like Rinku had the other day, but not every day. We batted really well, we wanted to take the game deep, and then you never know,” he added.
“Home advantage is one thing, but we know Eden Gardens tracks always play this way, we expected 200 to be a par score here and have been preparing that way, but we need to bowl better,” Nitish Rana said.