Watch: Riyan Parag smashes a sensational wristy six over covers off Harshal Patel

Riyan Parag
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Riyan Parag is often criticized by fans and pundits alike for not contributing enough despite getting numerous chances for Rajasthan Royals. The Jaipur-based franchise sees something special in the youngster and they have been backing him for a long time now.

However, the Assam-born cricketer hasn’t been able to justify the talent and opportunities provided to him. Prior to the game against Rajasthan Royals, Parag only had a single fifty in his IPL career under his belt.

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In the clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals, the top order of the Men in Pink was dismantled by the opposition. The Royals from Jaipur were struggling at 68/4 in 9.3 overs when Parag entered the arena under a ton of pressure.

The youngster looked in a positive mood from the word go and started attacking the opposition from the one end. He went on to smash an unbeaten fifty to push his side to 144/8 in 20 overs.

Riyan Parag scored unbeaten 56 runs off 31 deliveries, including four maximums and three boundaries. He also smashed 30 runs in the final two overs to provide his time with a much-needed finish.

Riyan Parag smashed stupendous sixes off Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel

Barring a dropped catch by Wanindu Hasaranga off Josh Hazlewood, it was a spotless knock from the youngster from Assam. Particularly, two shots stood out in his innings – a six off Josh Hazlewood and a six off Harshal Patel.

On the first delivery of the 19th over, Riyan Parag smashed a flat six over cover. It was a full delivery outside off and in the slot, the batter whacked it off the middle of the bat for a stunning six.

The 2nd six was off Harshal Patel’s bowling on the 4th delivery of the final over. It was a seam-up delivery outside the off-stump from Patel and Riyan Parag thumped it over extra cover using his wrists to the great effect.

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