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Interaction with Sachin, Rohit and Gambhir helped me clear my mind, says Nitish Rana 

MUMBAI INDIANS batsman Nitish Rana has credited iconic Sachin Tendulkar, coach Mahela Jayawardane and skipper Rohit Sharma for helping him overcome his mental block. 

Rana, who struck a vital half century off 29 balls to guide the home side to nail-biting win against Kolkata Knight Riders, said that the environment in the dressing room has made a lot of difference to his confidence. As reported by IndianExpress, the promising youngster said,

“The environment made a lot of difference. When I came here, I interacted with a lot of senior players, (the coach) Mahela Jayawardane, Sachin sir (Sachin Tendulkar), Rohit bhai (Rohit Sharma). I also spoke to Gautam Gambhir, I was mentally disturbed and thinking too much. I spoke to them and expressed myself about what had happened in the Ranji season, they shared their experience which helped me.” 

Rana’s 45-run knock also helped MI to chase Sunrisers Hyderabad’s 159 target. The 23-year-old said that his 34 against RPS in the first game of IPL 10 assisted him in clearing his mind.  

“There was no problem in the technique. I wasn’t able to play my game and could not enjoy. After I failed once-twice, I had gone into a shell. After coming here, my mind was clear, the practice and the first game went well, slowly (things started improving).”

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