IPL 2024
Riyan Parag’s Blitzkrieg: Smashes Anrich Nortje For 25 Runs In Final Over
By CricShots - Mar 28, 2024 10:30 pm
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In a stunning turnaround, Riyan Parag emerged as the savior for Rajasthan Royals in their clash against Delhi Capitals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday (March 28). After a shaky start that saw the team lose three key wickets within the first eight overs, Parag’s heroic knock steered his side to a formidable total.

Riyan Parag
Riyan Parag scored his best T20 score

Facing a precarious situation after losing early wickets, Rajasthan Royals found themselves in dire straits at 36 for 3 inside the first eight overs. With the dismissals of both openers and their skipper, the home side was in desperate need of a savior.

Enter Riyan Parag, the Assam star, who seized the moment and turned the tide in his team’s favor. With calm and composure, he anchored the innings, gradually shifting gears to steer his side to a formidable total of 185 for 5 in their allotted 20 overs. Parag’s stellar knock of 84 runs off just 45 balls, embellished with seven fours and six mighty sixes, propelled the Royals to a commanding position.

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The climax of his innings unfolded in the final over when Parag unleashed a barrage of boundaries against Anrich Nortje, smashing two sixes and three fours to plunder 25 runs from the over. His remarkable display of power hitting showcased his prowess as a finisher.

 

Reflecting on his exceptional performance, Parag attributed his success to diligent practice and meticulous preparation, especially against the bowling of Nortje. He shared insights into his approach, stating, “I have put in a lot of practice, I’ve practised against those kinds of deliveries. I had my options ready for both sides of the wicket – I was backing my strengths.”

Riyan Parag also acknowledged the crucial advice imparted by his captain, Sanju Samson, who encouraged him to anchor the innings and play a pivotal role in guiding the team to a competitive total.

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Having endured criticism in the previous IPL season, Parag’s remarkable resurgence in the ongoing tournament underscores his determination and resilience. With a promising start to the season, the talented youngster is poised for a breakthrough campaign, eager to silence his critics and establish himself as a force to be reckoned with in the IPL arena.