The former Indian cricketer has questioned the Rajasthan Royals for backing Riyan Parag, saying the franchise saw something unique in him that no one had seen in the past three years. Riyan Parag was bought for Rs 3.8 Crore and he has only managed to score 43 runs in four rounds in IPL 2022 so far.
Rajasthani Royals are a solid team in IPL 2022. They have a solid top four in the batting unit and the bowling is equally commendable. They have a spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal with the rhythm pair of Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna. However, the team seems to have a finisher problem in the lower order.
Riyan Parag was bought at auction for Rs 3.8 Crore by Rajasthan Royals. He was expected to finish games for the franchise, but his batting was below par in the tournament. Also in his last match, Parag was only able to score 18 runs on 16 balls while chasing 193. Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar questioned the franchise’s support of Parag by citing the records in his past two seasons. Manjrekar said the franchise saw something unique in the cricketer that no one had seen in the past three years.
“Riyan Parag, in two full seasons of IPL, and he averaged around 11. His strike rate was around 110. But, they picked him in that auction and bought him at a lot price. higher by ₹3.8 crore. There’s something they saw in him that we haven’t seen in the last three years. He is young and I hope we will eventually understand why they continue for Riyan Parag, with the kind of feedback he has given. Manjrekar said on ESPNcricinfo.
In his four rounds of IPL 2022, Parag has scores of 12, 5, 8 and 18.
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