Riyan Parag was trapped LBW by Rashid Khan in his googly.Image Credit source: PTI
Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals Things are not getting better for young batsman Riyan Parag. IPL 2023 is also not going well for Riyan Parag, who failed to make a big impact in the last season. Even when Parag, who was dropped from the team after poor performance in the opening matches of the tournament, got a chance to return, he could not change his and the team’s fortunes.
Rajasthan Royals batted first against Gujarat Titans. The spinners of Gujarat had made Rajasthan’s batsmen in a bad condition. The situation became such that Rajasthan, who usually fielded an impact player in the second innings, had to choose this option in the batting itself and for that Riyan Parag came on the field.
A good fielding effort & a mix-up between batters! #RR lose Yashasvi Jaiswal.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 5, 2023
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Riyan Parag’s impact was not shown
Rajasthan’s score was only 63 runs, when its 4 wickets had fallen and Riyan Parag landed on the ground. Riyan had earlier played his last match against Lucknow Super Giants 15 days ago. In such a situation, there would hardly be a better chance for him to prove himself.
However, this could not happen and Riyan Parag got out within just 6 balls. He was dismissed LBW by veteran Afghan spinner Rashid Khan on his own ball. Only 4 runs came off Ryan’s bat.
Bad deal for 3.80 crores?
Along with this, Ryan, playing his sixth match this season, failed for the fifth time, out of which he could not even touch the double figure for the fourth time. Riyan Parag has so far scored only 58 runs in 6 innings, in which the biggest innings was 20 runs. His strike rate was also only 107.
Riyan Parag made his IPL debut for Rajasthan in 2019 and made some impact in the first season. Since then, Rajasthan continued to give him opportunities. Even before the 2022 season, Rajasthan bought Riyan Parag for Rs 3.80 crore in the mega auction. In such a situation, due to the continuous failure of Riyan Parag, questions are being raised on him and the Rajasthan Royals management.
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