Guwahati, April 20, 2019
Assam cricketer Riyan Parag has emerged as the unlikely hero of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) after the teenager along with Steve Smith successfully gunned down a 162-run target Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on April 20th 2019.
The RR rode on 17-year-old Riyan’s quickfire 43 to thrash the MI by five wickets. Rajasthan remains at the seventh spot with three wins from nine matches.
Hailing from Assam, Riyan is one of the most promising cricketers in this year’s IPL and was a part of the India Under-19 side for the two youth Tests in England.
WATCH: Riyan Parag's crucial innings – 43 off 29
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019
Riyan did exuberant in the game playing a gem of a knock while Shreyas Gopal did a terrific job with the ball for his team. It may be mentioned that the young RR’s top-order batsman, Riyan made his IPL debut against Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on April 11th, 2019.
That's our 4th consecutive victory over MI!
Express yourself in a GIF, Royals!
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 20, 2019
The social media users cheered for the cricketer from Guwahati. Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted, “Very impressed with young Riyan Parag. Something about him. # RR have been really positive today and negated spin by taking 48 from 4 overs off K Pandya and Markande.”
Very impressed with young Riyan Parag. Something about him. #RR have been really positive today and negated spin by taking 48 from 4 overs off K Pandya and Markande
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 20, 2019
People wondering why we haven’t seen Riyan Parag more this season. He’s 17 and #RR have been playing night games, and he didn’t get a note from his family to stay out late🤓
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) April 20, 2019
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 20, 2019