IPL 2024
Riyan Parag’s Heartwarming Moment With Mother After Match-Winning Knock
By CricShots - Apr 2, 2024 1:21 pm
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In a heartwarming moment captured at Mumbai’s legendary Wankhede Stadium on April 1, Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag celebrated his team’s triumphant six-wicket victory over the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2024 with a touching embrace with his mother. This marked RR’s third consecutive win in the ongoing tournament, while MI faced their third consecutive defeat.

Riyan Parag
Riyan Parag

Parag’s stellar performance in the chase of a modest 126-run target showcased his batting prowess, as he remained unbeaten with a remarkable 54 runs off just 39 deliveries, embellished with five boundaries and three sixes. With this innings, the 22-year-old has now amassed 181 runs at a striking rate exceeding 160, earning him a spot alongside Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli in the IPL 2024 Orange Cap race.

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The tender moment between Parag and his mother, captured in a video shared by RR on the microblogging platform X, depicted her proud gesture of placing the coveted Orange Cap on her son’s head, accompanied by a loving embrace and a kiss on his forehead. The franchise’s caption, “No one loves you like your mom does,” resonated with fans, encapsulating the profound bond between a mother and her child amidst the backdrop of sporting glory.

MI’s batting woes were evident from the outset, as they suffered an early collapse in the first innings. Trent Boult’s impactful bowling removed key batsmen Rohit Sharma, Naman Dhir, and Dewald Brevis for golden ducks, setting the tone for a challenging innings. Despite a valiant effort from captain Hardik Pandya (34) and Tilak Varma (32), who stitched together a crucial 56-run partnership for the fifth wicket, MI’s innings faltered, culminating in a below-par total of 125 runs.

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In the second innings, South African prodigy Kwena Maphaka made an immediate impact, dismissing Yashasvi Jaiswal for 10 in the opening over. Aakash Madhwal further bolstered RR’s bowling attack by claiming the wickets of captain Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, and R Ashwin. However, Parag’s resilient half-century guided RR to a comfortable victory with 27 balls to spare, sealing another memorable win for the Royals.