Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Riyan Parag might not have crafted many impactful knocks in IPL 2021 so far; however, he has captured the fans’ attentions through his catching. Riyan Parag has often made difficult catches look ridiculously easy in the ongoing edition of the lucrative league. The Assam all-rounder, who unleashed the Bihu dance celebration, gained more fan following his other style after taking a catch off Pat Cummins’ bat.
Pat Cummins’ dismissal occurred in the 20th over when he threatened to finish the Knight Riders’ innings with a flourish. Cummins, who blasted a quick-fire knock against Chennai Super Kings, struck a short ball to deep mid-wicket. Riyan Parag, stationed in that region, took the catch effortlessly and celebrated with Rahul Tewatia by handing him a shadow phone and clicking a selfie. It was also Parag’s second catch of the innings.
Rajasthan Royals delivered a polished bowling performance, restricting the two-time champions to 133-8 in 20 overs after electing to bowl first. It was an outstanding effort from a team, which copped a ten-wicket win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous fixture. Kolkata hardly found momentum in the innings, with Rahul Tripathi top-scoring with 36. Chris Morris was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with figures of 4-0-23-4, dismissing Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, and Shivam Mavi. He also affected the run-out of Eoin Morgan.
Meanwhile, here’s how Twitter reacted to the celebration of Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia:
Overacting ki dukan
— Sanju (@TheRealSanju_) April 24, 2021
I want a selfie with Riyannoo 🥺🥺💖💖
— Monika #WearMask 😷 (@Thakkarmonika7) April 24, 2021
And it’s happening ❣️❣️ pic.twitter.com/Zlclfvk1Cv
— Gurvinder Sidhu (@sidguruji) April 24, 2021
Parag has that sassy charisma I like him
— Madan (@maddyhassan) April 24, 2021
These kind of moments in between the match bring joy🥳😂
— PriyankaS (@PriyankkkaaS) April 24, 2021
Parag has got some swag! pic.twitter.com/PnGsatyGEF
— Ayush Goyal (@Aatish_writes) April 24, 2021
I want to know more about this change in celebration from Riyan 🥺 I miss the Bihu dance even though I like this fun celebration🥲
— Urvi Shah (@unikurvi) April 24, 2021
— nupoorjain (@nupoorjain7) April 24, 2021
Riyan Parag is the confident and cool, yet humble kid, whom his classmates are jealous of.
— Fake Daniel Alexander Tweets (@danielTweets30) April 24, 2021
— Papsee Tannu ( TAX CHOR ) (@Ch__utiyahain) April 24, 2021
The swag of Riyan Parag taking those catches is like old West Indies.
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) April 24, 2021
How easily Riyan Parag takes those catches, this is just cool.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 24, 2021
Riyan Parag is too cool. It's offensive to be this good at batting, this chilled out, this young.
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) April 24, 2021