IPL 2020, SRH vs RR: Riyan Parag hit the winning runs for Rajasthan Royals against SunRisers on Sunday.© IPL/Instagram
Assamese teen Riyan Parag had a lot to celebrate on Sunday. Firstly, he was back in the Rajasthan Royals (RR) line-up after being dropped from the side for two games following some disappointing performances. Then, he played a brilliant knock lower down the order and hit the winning runs as Rajasthan completed a thrilling chase against SunRisers Hyderabad. So he celebrated and he did it recalling his own Assamese culture. As he hit a six off the penultimate delivery of the match to secure RR’s third win of the season, he took off his helmet and dropped his bat before pointing to the stands and breaking into a Bihu jig.
Watch Parag’s celebratory dance here:
Speaking about his celebration, Parag said: “That was the Bihu dance at the end, traditional dance of Assam. Some of the Assamese boys were up there in the balcony.”
With Rajasthan Royals chasing 159, Parag came in to bat with his side at 63-4. Another wicket fell soon, as Sanju Samson departed.
But he got together with Royals’ newfound hero Rahul Tewatia to share a 85-run stand off 47 deliveries, as they won the match by five wickets.
Parag scored 42 off 26 deliveries while Tewatia smashed 45 off 28 as they chased down the target with a delivery to spare.
“When Rahul bhaiyya (Tewatia) came to bat, the motto was to take it deep. Even Rashid (Khan) had one so we calculated how to take on Rashid and it worked well. I think when I went into bat, after a few balls, I had a clear mind that I wanted to go (big) after 16 overs,” Parag said about his partnership with Rahul Tewatia.
Topics mentioned in this article