Rajasthan Royals (RR) Riyan Parag had introduced the world to the traditional Bihu dance from his home state of Assam in the IPL 2020 when he and Rahul Tewatia led the team to an amazing win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In IPL 2021, Parag unveiled the Bihu dance once again, after removing Punjab Kings (PBKS) batsman Chris Gayle.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals faced off in the 4th match of the IPL 2021 tournament, which is the first outing for both teams. The RR team is captained by Sanju Samson for the first time in IPL, his first time captaining a franchise full-time in the tournament.
While KL Rahul-led team made their first outing in their revamped form, with the new name, new-look jersey, new kit, and golden colored helmets and pads.
Sanju Samson won the toss and chose to bowl first. Royals gave a debut to Chetan Sakariya, while Shivam Dube and Mustafizur Rahman also played their first match for the 2008 champions. For the Punjab Kings, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, and Riley Meredith made their IPL debuts.
Riyan Parag Does The Bihu Dance After Taking Chris Gayle’s Wicket
PBKS opened with KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, but Agarwal fell quickly for 14 runs, giving Chetan Sakariya his first wicket in the Indian Premier League. However, this brought in Chris Gayle, who stepped on the accelerator after a slight look in. He slammed 40 runs in 28 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes. During his knock, he also completed 350 sixes in the history of the Indian Premier League.
He along with KL Rahul added 67 runs in 7 overs or so. Gayle was looking set for a huge score here, but then Sanju Samson brought on Riyan Parag into the attack, and his unusual tactics of bowling by lowering his arm, unsettled the West Indian great.
Finally, on the fifth ball of the 10th over, Gayle tried to hoick Parag over the long-on fielder, but only managed to slice the ball to Ben Stokes, who ran in to make a sliding catch. This also led to Riyan Parag breaking out in a small Bihu dance as a celebration of removing one of the most dangerous batsmen in T20 format.
Here is the video:
— Cricket Unlimi (@CricketUnlimi) April 12, 2021