If there are batters despise the most, after getting out in nervous 90s, is getting out for a golden duck. It is a cricketing term used for a batter who gets out on the score of not or zero. That is exactly what Nitish Rana had against his name in the important match against CSK in the IPL final, as he scored a duck in a very important match.
The second inning of KKR was very important as they were looking at a chance to get back to title-winning ways, by defeating their favourite adversary in the finals. In the past two meetings between these teams in the IPLs, KKR defeated CSK to claim the title. This time too, they thought of repeating the feat and started well in the powerplay overs. Together Shubhman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer again gave their team a great start. However, it was just not enough in the end. After Iyer and Rana were removed in the same overs by Shardul Thakur the middle order was not able to provide the support required as a result KKR could not make a comeback in the game.
Nitish Rana now has the most golden ducks to his name, since IPL 2020. He now has scored 5 golden ducks, which is the highest number, while second on the list is Rashid khan who has 3 ducks to his name, followed by Rahul Chahar, Priyam Garg, Mandeep Singh, Sunil Narine, and Jimmy Neesham with 2 ducks each.