In-form Mumbai Indians batsman Nitish Rana has credited Gautam Gambhir for a change in his batting technique and that eventually resulted in his good form this IPL season. Gambhir who is the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, is also a team-mate of Rana in Delhi’s Ranji team.

“As my form dipped and I got out early in a couple of one-dayers, Gambhir spoke to me regarding my technique. After coming over here, I spoke to Sachin sir and Mahela sir regarding the same and both said that Gambhir was right and from the first day I started practicing that way,” Rana told the Hindustan Times. “I have a low stance and there was a problem with me being side-on. They asked me to be upright and open up my shoulder a bit more to help me get a better look at the ball.”

Rana has so far scored 266 runs in IPL at a healthy average of 37. So far, he made as many three half-centuries and Mumbai Indians have ended up winning all three.