Harsha Bhogle and Ian Bishop all praises for new cricket sensation from Guwahati, Riyan Parag
GUWAHATI: 17-year-old Riyan Parag is slowly making a name for himself in the promising Indian cricketers list.
Playing just his fourth innings, two of which were match-winning, Parag is now the new name in the cricketing fraternity of India which is hailing him as the next big star.
Parag scored 47 runs out of 31 balls in the chase against Kolkata Knight Riders, who scored 175 runs in 20 overs at Eden Gardens.
Veteran Commentators like Harsha Bhogle and Ian Bishop took to Twitter to express their admiration for the new sensation.
Good win for @rajasthanroyals Riyan Parag looks another exciting young player. Tremendously talented. What struck me more than anything was the confidence & calm which he exudes at the crease for a 17yr old kid. Even after being hit in the head. You’ve gotta love Joffra Archer— ian bishop (@irbishi) April 25, 2019
I keep harping about little things. Sunil Narine might have closed the game if he had caught the impressive Riyan Parag. Nothing you can do about great performances against you but you can ensure you get what is in your control right.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 25, 2019
Born into a sporting family, Riyan Parag is a second-generation cricketer. His father, Parag Das, represented Assam and Railways in the domestic circuit. His mother, Mithoo, was also into sports, and was a national level swimming champion.