Notably, Rana aggregated 361 runs in 14 games for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2022. He also scored two half-centuries.
The left-handed Rana completed a fine half-century while Russell remained unbeaten on 49 to take Kolkata to a solid total of 175/8.
While the match ended in Kolkata's favour and Mumbai Indians suffered their third successive loss in the tournament, players from both teams faced the heat of the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Code of Conduct.
The left-handed batsman had done something similar with his hairstyle last season as well, but he seems to have gone a step ahead this time around.
Meanwhile, fielder Rashid Khan who was running to stop the ball, retreated himself after watching the ball coming into the line of the camera.
Rana further added that it’s Pant’s self-belief and determination to strive hard that has taken him this far.
The southpaw is hoping to get his “reward” when the Indian team is picked for July’s tour of Sri Lanka.
King Khan also had a few words for veteran Harbhajan Singh who made his debut for the franchise on Sunday.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the first game in Chennai after nearly 9 years. The last time they won in Chennai was in the 2012 IPL finals against CSK.
The duo added 93 runs in just 50 deliveries for the second wicket, ensuring that KKR would go on to get an above-par total on a belter track in Chennai.
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