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Harshit Rana Height, Age, Family, Biography

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Age: 22 Years
Hometown: Delhi
Height: 6' 2"

Harshit Rana

Bio/Wiki
Full nameHarshit Pradeep Rana
ProfessionCricketer (Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)6’ 2” (188 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
Jersey Number#17 (India A)
Harshit Rana in number 17 jersey for India A
#22 (KKR)
Harshit Rana in number 22 jersey for KKR
Domestic/State Team• Rohtak Road Gymkhana
• Ganga International School
• Delhi Under-19
• Delhi Under-25
• North Zone
• Delhi
• Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Coach/Mentor• Shravan Kumar
• Amit Bhandari
• NS Negi
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium fast
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 December 2001 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023)22 Years
BirthplaceGhevra, New Delhi, India
Zodiac signCapricorn
NationalityIndian
HometownDelhi
SchoolGanga International School, Delhi
ReligionHinduism
CasteJat (also spelt as Jaat) [1]YouTube - Second iniings with Manjot Kalra
Hobbies• Travelling
Harshit Rana during a trip to a beach
• Playing billiards (pool)
Harshit Rana playing billiards (pool)
TattooA band tattoo with Unstoppable word and tiger on his right forearm
Band tattoo of Harshit Rana
Harshit Rana's tattoo
PiercingOn his left ear
Harshit Rana ear piercing
ControversiesVerbal spat with a Bangladeshi player

On 21 July 2023, Harshit Rana was playing for India A against Bangladesh A during the semifinal of the Men's Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2023 when he had a verbal fight with Bangladeshi cricketer Soumya Sarkar. He talked about his fight with Soumya Sarkar in an interview and said that when he was celebrating Sarkar's wicket and crossed him on the field after his dismissal, Sarkar thought that Rana said something about him, hence he also said some abusive words towards Rana after which they got into a fight. Umpires later intervened and calmed both of them. [2]The Indian Express
Harshit Rana during his altercation with Soumya Sarkar

Flying Kiss to Mayank Agarwal

On 23 March 2024, he was playing against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. After dismissing SRH opener Mayank Agarwal, Rana gave a flying kiss to Agarwal, who did not react and walked back to the stadium. The move was criticized by many cricket fans who later commented on social media that Rana should learn to respect senior players. [3]Hindustan Times Later, Rana was fined 60% of his match fees for breaching two Level 1 guidelines under Article 2.5 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. [4]Sportstar
Photos showing Harshit Rana and Mayank Agarwal when Rana gave a flying kiss to Agarwal
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
ParentsFather- Pradeep Rana
Mother- Name Not Known
Harshit Rana's parents
SiblingsSister- 1 (Name Not Known, Elder)
Harshit Rana with his sister
Favourites
CricketerShoaib Akhtar
Cricket GroundLord's Cricket Ground, London
Vacation DestinationLondon
Style Quotient
Car CollectionMaruti Suzuki Brezza SUV
Harshit Rana with his car
Money Factor
Salary/Income (approx.)Rs 20 Lakh (As of 2024)

Note: This income is from his IPL contract with KKR.
Social Media
InstagramRana
FacebookHarshit Rana

Harshit Rana

Some Lesser Known Facts About Harshit Rana

  • Harshit Rana was interested in cricket since childhood and used to play cricket with friends in the streets.
  • In 2012, when he was studying in 7th standard, he started taking training in cricket at his school. He used to wake up early in the morning and practised, attended school during the day, and again trained with his father during the evening.

    Harshit Rana when he started playing cricket

    Harshit Rana when he started playing cricket

  • He later trained at Rohtak Road Gymkhana in Shahdara and Royal Sports Academy, Ghevra in New Delhi. [5]Facebook – Royal Sports Academy
  • He has suffered repetitive injuries in his lower back glute due to which he missed playing for the Delhi Under-14 and Delhi Under-16 teams.
  • After recovering from the injuries, Rana played for the Delhi Under-19 team.
  • In the 2020-2021 season, he suffered a stress fracture due to which he had to rest for 6 months.
  • In September 2021, he took 7 wickets in a club cricket match in Gurugram and 8 in a club match in Ghevra, Delhi.
  • When he was selected for the Delhi team for the Ranji Trophy, he met Nitish Rana who has captained Delhi and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

    Harshit Rana when he played cricket for Delhi

    Harshit Rana when he played cricket for Delhi

  • He later moved to Mumbai where he met Abhishek Nayar, KKR’s assistant coach, who praised him for his bowling skills.
  • In the 2022 auction, he went unsold for his base price of Rs 20 lakhs after which he was picked up as a net bowler for Gujarat Titans (GT).
  • In the middle of the 2022 IPL season, KKR’s bowler, Rasikh Salam got injured after which they included Rana in their squad for his base price of Rs 20 lakhs.
  • Rana made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 28 April 2022 against Delhi Capitals (DC) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai; he failed to score any runs and took 1 wicket for 24 runs at an economy of 8.

    Harshit Rana during his IPL debut

    Harshit Rana during his IPL debut

  • On the advice of his father that allrounders get an early chance to play for the Indian national team, he also started paying attention to his batting. [6]YouTube – Second innings with Manjot Kalra
  • In June 2023, he smashed his maiden first-class century in 75 balls against Hyderabad in the 2023 Duleep Trophy. Due to his all-around performances in the tournament, he was also called the Next Hardik Pandya.

    Harshit Rana waving his bat after scoring his first century in domestic tournament

    Harshit Rana waving his bat after scoring his first century in a domestic tournament

  • In July 2023, he was selected for India A and played in the Men’s Emerging Teams Asia Cup 50-overs tournament. He also attended a 3-week camp for allrounders at National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru.

    Harshit Rana (left) playing for India A

    Harshit Rana (left) playing for India A

  • In July 2023, he was picked up for the North Zone team for the 2023 Deodhar Trophy.
  • Rana hit the spotlight when he helped KKR win its first match in IPL 2024 season. He dismissed Heinrich Klaasen and defended 13 runs in the last over.

  • In an interview, Rana said that his biggest inspiration was his father. He mentioned that his father has always told him to work hard to get selected for the Indian national team.

    Harshit Rana with his father

    Harshit Rana with his father