GT vs KKR: Watch: Nitish Rana gives ‘middle finger’ response to Harsha Bhogle over injury update query

Harsha Bhogle, Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana had a hilarious reaction when commentator Harsha Bhogle wanted an update on his finger injury on Monday (May 13).

Ahead of the match against Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Harsha Bhogle interviewed the Kolkata Knight Riders star. Nitish Rana suffered a finger injury that sidelined him for over a month during the ongoing IPL 2024 as he missed ten matches.

He played in the season opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 23 before returning to the field on May 11 when KKR welcomed Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens. And when Nitish Rana came for the interview on Monday, Harsha Bhogle decided to start the conversation by asking him about the finger.

“Nitish Rana is with us. Generally, during interviews, one is expected to look at your face, but I can only concentrate on your hand. Is everything okay?” Bhogle asked.

In response, Nitish Rana gave a hilarious reply: “Yes sir, everything is fine. I can’t give you the finger because it is the middle finger.”


Meanwhile, the game between Gujarat Titans and KKR ended without a single ball being bowled. As a result, KKR confirmed their place in the top two of the points table, while GT were eliminated from IPL 2024.

Nitish Rana on his comeback:

After the match against Mumbai Indians, Nitish Rana revealed that he couldn’t sleep the entire night due to anxiety before his comeback match. He revealed that he couldn’t even touch the bat for the first 20 to 22 days as he battled with the injury.

“For the first 20-22 days I didn’t even touch the bat due to injury. After that, I started batting with one hand and did everything I could. When I was sitting alone, I would visualize my innings.

“To be honest, I couldn’t sleep all night, I felt like I was going to play the first match of the IPL because suddenly I was included in the team after ten great matches. So, I slept around 8: “A 30 in the morning I couldn’t sleep all night due to anxiety. These are the things that keep the hunger alive within you,” Rana had said in the post-match press conference.