Riyan Parag has already shown signs that he is one of the promising all-rounders. He has all the potential to play for India at the highest level. Parag made his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals in the 2019 season. The 19-year-old also became the youngest to score a half-century in the cash-rich IPL.
Parag was a member of India’s 2018 U19 World Cup-winning squad. Rajasthan Royals roped him for INR 20 lakh in the player auction before IPL 2019. Interestingly, he was purchased in the third and final round of the auction.
Besides showing good prowess with the bat, he is also a pretty decent leg-spinner. His form deteriorated in IPL 2020 season where he hardly scored runs in the United Arab Emirates. He continued his poor form even in IPL 2021 season where he scored 82 runs in 8 games in the IPL. He took only one wicket to his name.
Parag resumed his journey in the second leg of IPL 2021 where Rajasthan Royals played against Punjab Kings. RR won the game by 2 runs but Riyan Parag was a big disappointment once again. He scored 4 runs off 5 balls and so failed to deliver the goods with the ball. Parag conceded 16 runs in the only over he bowled.
Riyan Parag shares his mother’s WhatsApp chat on Twitter
Soon after his bad performances, fans from every nook and corner of the RR cricket fraternity trolled him on social media. Meanwhile, the youngster took to his official Twitter account and posted a message that he received from his mother.
Parag’s mother kept a display picture of his son on WhatsApp. She told her son to stop believing in his abilities. The youngster was super happy that he got a positive and inspiring message from his mother. “Maaaa. She knows. Always ❤️,” he wrote.
Check out his tweet below:
Maaaa. She knows. Always ❤️ pic.twitter.com/BlTRJCOSgy
— Riyan Parag (@ParagRiyan) September 23, 2021
Rajasthan Royals are currently fifth in the standings. They played 8 games where they won 4 games and lost 4 games. Meanwhile, Riyan Parag will be looking forward to making a telling impact by turning the tide in the second leg of IPL 2021.