Riyan Parag, only 19, has became an important member of the Rajasthan Royals line-up ©BCCI/IPL
When Riyan Parag walked bent bat for the primary time in IPL 2021, Rajasthan Royals needed 99 to attain off 7.2 overs. Sanju Samson was in sublime hitting form but the specified run-rate meant the mountain might be scaled only by a double-barrelled assault. Parag instantly took charge of the chase, slamming a four and a six off his first two deliveries. Parag made 25 from 11 balls and ensured Royals’ chase was given the required turbocharge from the opposite end.
Still only 19 but quickly becoming the face of a Royals squad sans big Indian names, Parag has played such valuable cameos already, against Mumbai Indians in 2019 and against Sunrisers Hyderabad last year, and seeks more of those very match situations to develop his finishing craft. during this exclusive interview, he talks about the intricacies of his role, Virat Kohli’s advice, his India ambitions and more.