Who is Nitish Reddy: Father's sacrifice and struggle made his son a superstar cricketer, know who is Nitish Reddy

Posted on 10th Apr 2024 12:14 pm by rohit kumar

IPL has given many new cricket stars to the world. This league has given India many superstars like Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya, while other countries including Australia have also benefited from it. A lot of money in the auction and some good performances are enough to make any player an overnight star. Getting a chance in this league is a big thing for any player. It has been seen that uncapped foreign cricketers playing in this league soon get a chance to play in their country, be it Darcy Short or Matthew Short. However, this season some uncapped Indian cricketers have shown their talent more than the foreign cricketers.


These include pacer Mayank Yadav of Lucknow Super Giants, young batsman Angkrish Raghuvanshi of Kolkata Knight Riders, and Shashank Singh of Punjab Kings. On Tuesday, another 20-year-old Indian cricketer made a lot of headlines with his performance. The name of this player is Nitish Reddy. This player from Andhra Pradesh, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad, gave a match-winning performance against Punjab Kings and also became the player of the match. It is worth noting that this was only his fourth match.


At one time against Punjab, Hyderabad had lost three wickets for 39 runs. After this Nitish Reddy took charge alone. He formed small but useful partnerships with other players. Nitish made a partnership of 25 runs with Rahul Tripathi, 36 runs with Heinrich Klaasen, and 50 runs with Abdul Samad. Nitish played a stormy inning of 64 runs in 37 balls with the help of four fours and five sixes. During this period his strike rate was 172.97. He was the only player from the team who scored 30+. Thanks to his innings, Sunrisers scored 182 runs after losing nine wickets in 20 overs. In reply, the Punjab team could score only 180 runs after losing six wickets in 20 overs. Apart from being a middle-order batsman, Nitish also bowls at a medium fast pace. He also took one wicket for 33 runs in three overs. He took the wicket of Jitesh Sharma.


Who is Nitish Reddy?

Nitish was born in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. His full name is Nitish Kumar Reddy. Nitish was bought by Sunrisers in the auction before IPL 2023 for his base price of Rs 20 lakh. Last season he was able to play only two matches. However, this season he has been in the team since the beginning and has played two matches in the last match against Chennai Super Kings, he played an unbeaten inning of 14 runs with the help of one four and one six in eight balls and helped the team win. Was administered. Nitish has played 17 first-class matches in his career so far. During this period he has scored 566 runs at an average of 20. These include one century and two half-centuries. He has also taken 52 wickets in first-class cricket.


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The journey of cricket has not been so easy for Nitish. After his match-winning innings against Punjab, former Andhra Pradesh captain and Hanuma Vihari, who has played for India, also tweeted. He wrote, 'NKR (Nitish) comes from a simple background. His father left his job for his career. He guided and nurtured Nitish. His hard work is now bearing fruit. I saw Nitish when he was 17 years old. Proud of him for how he has developed as a player. Can prove to be a great option for Sunrisers and India in the future. Nitish had once discussed this in an interview and had said that my father was the first person who believed in me that I could become a good cricketer.


Hanuma has described Nitish as a future superstar and said, 'This (innings) was just a glimpse of him. Invest in them. He is the next big thing not only in franchise cricket but in international cricket. A batsman who can bowl at medium pace. This rarely happens in India. The sacrifices and struggles made by Nitish's father are now bearing fruit. Nitish had also bought a car for his family with his first earnings and shared its picture on social media. Nitish considers Virat Kohli his idol and made his debut against his team last year. Nitish had also bowled to Kohli then. Later Nitish clicked a picture with Kohli and shared it. Virat had also given an autograph on his bat.


Nitish has played 22 matches in his List-A career and scored 403 runs at an average of 36.63 and a strike rate of 95.27. These include four half-centuries. During this period he has also taken 14 wickets. He has played a total of nine T20s and scored 170 runs at a strike rate of 120.56. He has one wicket in List A. Nitish scored a half-century against Vidarbha on his List-A debut in 2021. He considers Hardik Pandya and Ben Stokes as his role models among all-rounders. BCCI has also honored him with the Under-16 Jagmohan Dalmiya Award for his excellent all-round performance in the 2017-2018 Vijay Merchant Trophy.


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