Nagaland’s 16-year-old leg-spinner Khrievitso Kense has been selected as a support player for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Nagaland Cricket Association, chief minister Neiphiu Rio and many others have congratulated cricketer Kense for being selected as a support player for Mumbai Indians (MI). Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio said he is “happy” to know about Khrievitso Kense’s selection to play for IPL season 2021.“I’m happy to know that Khrievitso Kense is selected as a support player by @mipaltan for @IPL 2021 season. I wish him the best as he joins the team for pre-IPL prep. camp and be with them till the end of #IPL2021. I hope he plays a vital role in contributing to the team’s success,” Rio tweeted.
Deputy chief minister Y Patton tweeted: “Congratulations to Mr. Khrievitso Kense! Indeed, this is just the beginning. We’re all proud of him. ”While sharing the news, Abu Metha, adviser to the chief minister of Nagaland wrote on his Twitter handle: “Congratulations Khrievitso Kense, the young leg spinner. It’s a commendable achievement. Best wishes and have loads of fun. Just enjoy yourself and keep learning.” The youngster was part of Mumbai Indians trials earlier. Kanse will be on Mumbai Indian’s reserve list in the IPL 2021. He is the first cricketer from Nagaland to land an IPL contract and will be eager to impress at the nets and get a chance to bowl against some of the best players in the world. However, at the IPL 2021 auction, he went unsold. In four Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy matches, he managed 7 wickets with an economy rate of just 5.47.