Riyan Parag is an Indian player who plies his trade for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. The Assamese-born cricketer made his Twenty20 debut for his state in the 2016-17 Inter-State Twenty-20 Tournament in 2017.
In the same year, he was named in India’s squad for the 2017 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup. After that, he made his first-class debut for the Assam state team in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy (in 2017). In the same year, he was listed in India’s squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
The youngster showcased his mettle in the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He garnered as many as 248 runs in 7 outings for Assam. Impressed by his consistent performances, he was roped in by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2019 mega IPL auction at a base price of INR 20 lakhs.
In the 2019 edition, he became the youngest to essay a half-century in IPL history. Interestingly, he accomplished the feat at the age of just 17 years and 175 days. Meanwhile, the previous record was jointly held by Sanju Samson and Prithvi Shaw. The duo achieved the feat in 18 years and 169 days.
Fans slam Riyan Parag after he makes a tweet about Virat Kohli
Meanwhile, the 19-year-old youngster made the headlines for tweeting about Virat Kohli. The young lad who has been following the second Test match between England and India at Lord’s took to Twitter and posted a tweet on Kohli. The tweet didn’t go well with Indian fans on social media.
“Buttoned up and collar down Virat Kohli isn’t the same vibe ya #INDvENG,” Riyan Parag tweeted. His tweet went viral in no time and fans started roasting him on social media portals. While a large section of users didn’t exactly have any clue what was going on, Kohli’s fans trolled the cricketer.
Buttoned up and collar down Virat kohli isn't the same vibe ya #INDvENG
— Riyan Parag (@ParagRiyan) August 12, 2021
Meanwhile, some fans reckon that this could be the real effect of the IPL rivalry. Talking about the match, the Indian captain Kohli scored 42 runs including 3 fours before falling prey to Ollie Robinson’s delivery.