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).

Congratulating Kense, Nagaland Olympic Association on its Twitter wrote: “Congrats to Mr. Khrievitso Kense of #Nagaland on being selected as a support player for #MumbaiIndians in the @IPL. This is just the beginning of what should be a glorious & pathbreaking career ahead.”

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.

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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.”

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