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“He’s Not Virat Kohli,” Riyan Parag Heavily Slammed For His Attitude & Behaviour During GTvsRR


“He’s Not Virat Kohli,” Riyan Parag Heavily Slammed For His Attitude & Behaviour During GTvsRR

Rajasthan Royals lost to Gujarat Titans in the first qualifier of the IPL 2022 which was played yesterday at Eden Gardens, Kolkata and now RR will need to win the second qualifier if it wants to play the finals of the tournament. While GT cricketer David Miller made headlines for his blistering knock of 68 runs (38 balls, 3 fours & 5 sixes) which he played against his former franchise, the RR cricketer Riyan Parag was in news for all the wrong reasons and he also got slammed by netizens and cricket fans for his attitude.

There were two incidents which made some fans very angry with Riyan Parag – the first one happened on the last ball of the RR innings when Ravichandran Ashwin was at the striker’s end and Riyan was on the non-striker’s end. The last ball which was bowled by Yash Dayal went wide and straight into the wicketkeeper’s hand but Riyan ran fast to take a single; however Ashwin stood his ground as there was no single and as a result, Riyan got run out. What irked cricket fans the most was that Riyan gave a d*ath stare to the senior cricketer Ashwin despite the fact that there was no run and Ashwin was at no fault.

The second incident took place when Riyan Parag saved a boundary by diving but he fumed at his teammate Devdutt Padikkal for not collecting and throwing the ball swiftly.

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While some praised Riyan for his energy, the majority expressed their unhappiness over his behaviour and attitude. This is not the first time that Riyan Parag has been slammed by netizens, earlier he got into fight with Harshal Patel and mocked umpires. Even former Aussie cricketer Matthew Hayden was not happy with Riyan Parag’s behaviour when he mocked the umpires.

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As far as the match is concerned, the toss was won by GT and it asked RR to bat first. RR managed to put up a good total of 188/6 with the help of Jos Buttler’s 89 runs (56 balls, 12 fours & 2 sixes) and skipper Sanju Samson’s 47 runs (26 balls, 5 fours & 3 sixes). Though GT lost opener Wriddhiman Saha quite early for duck, Shubman Gill (35 runs, 21 balls, 5 fours & 1 six) and Matthew Wade (35 runs, 30 balls, 6 fours) stabilized the innings, it was David Miller who ensured that his team went home as a winner. The GT skipper Hardik Pandya also made a useful contribution as he scored 40 runs not out (27 balls, 5 fours).

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants will clash against each other in the eliminator today which is also going to be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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