IPL 2022: I Will Try To Carry Red Ball So I Can Get A Few Tips From Ravichandran Ashwin - Riyan Parag

Updated - 16 Mar 2022, 08:47 PM

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Riyan Parag (Image Credit: Twitter)

Rajasthan Royals (RR) player Riyan Parag revealed that he would love to have a conversation with fellow teammate, Ravichandran Ashwin, where he can pick the brains of the wily Indian off-spinner.

Following the conclusion of the India-Sri Lanka Test series, the focus now shifts to the IPL which starts on March 26. Parag is part of the RR franchise alongside Ashwin and he hopes to improve his bowling skills under the offie.

If not the best ever, he’s (Ashwin) is like one of the best off-spinners going around in the world, and I’ll definitely try to carry a red ball with me in the tournament so that I can get a few tips.

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But even with the white ball, I think if I can pick his brains on the varieties and all the mysteries, I think my white-ball bowling is going to be much better after the season,” Parag was quoted as saying to Gulf News.

“I hope it’s going to be my year” – Riyan Parag

Parag has shown flashes of brilliance with the bat but there has been no consistency in his performances so far. Much of it could be put down to the lack of a clear role in the team but Parag is hoping this year turns out to be different.

I think it’s about having a simple goal of winning matches for the team whenever I’m given the opportunity, and at the end of the day, being very consistent. I think a lot of people will tell you this, the role that I play is the toughest one in T20 cricket, batting at 6 or 7, finishing off games.

Riyan Parag
Riyan Parag (Image Credit: Twitter)

I know I haven’t produced as many performances as I would have liked, but I think now I understand myself much better as a player and understand what my strengths are. So, I hope it’s going to be my year,” said Parag, a product of the franchise’s talent-hunt scheme,” Parag added.

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