Teenager Riyan Parag scored a 31-ball 47 to help Rajasthan Royals recover from a batting slump and snatch a thrilling three-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday. The 17-year-old Parag from Assam showed no signs of any fear and showed temperament beyond his age as the Royals chased down the target of 176 with four balls to spare.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 25 April 2019
For someone so young, to have such calmness and confidence under pressure is just incredible! Riyan Parag was the real hero tonight. 👏👏👏🙏🙏#KKRvRR
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) 25 April 2019
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 25 April 2019
— praveenjoshi (@praveenjoshi) 25 April 2019
Man Of The Match Must mean for a Man who changed the match to his team’s favour.
And that should have been Given to Riyan Parag and Not to Varon Aaron(Though he bowled exceptional) .#KKRvRR #KKR #KKRHaiTaiyaar #RR #HallaBol
— Grishma Sharma (@GrishmaSharma17) 25 April 2019
RR skipper Steve Smith said, “We made it difficult for ourselves. We lost too many wickets in the middle section after a good start. Riyan Parag .. isn’t he an impressive young man? He played very composed like a seasoned campaigner. Great contribution from Gopal and Archer too. I thought they bowled really well with the new ball, first 7-8 overs. Oshane did well in his first game. Varun Aaron was exceptional with the new ball. The boys did a great job.”
(With inputs from PTI)