Riyan Parag has scored 324 runs in 6 matches for Rajasthan Royals so far. He has also scored a fifty. (Ryan Parag Twitter)
Rajasthan Royals has shared a childhood picture of their batsman Riyan Parag with former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In this, the traditional gamcha of Assam is seen around Dhoni’s neck. This picture is being told when Ryan was 6 or 7 years old.
New Delhi. Rajasthan Royals gave a wonderful gift to the fans of former Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This IPL franchise shared a picture of Dhoni along with his young fan Riyan Parag on Twitter. With this photo, the franchise wrote the caption that you learn and move forward. In this picture, a traditional Assam gamcha is seen around Dhoni’s neck, while a child is standing with him. This kid is none other than Riyan Parag who plays IPL for Rajasthan Royals.
According to media reports, this picture of Dhoni with Ryan is being told when he was 6 years old. That is, 16 years ago from today. While the second picture is of Ryan’s IPL debut in 2019. Then he played his first match against Chennai Super Kings. In this match, Ryan was dismissed after scoring 16 runs. This picture went viral after the match. When Parag was asked a question about this, he had told that I am a big fan of Dhoni since the beginning of my career and this picture was probably taken when I was 6 or 7 years old.
“You evolve, you learn, you grow.” 😍 pic.twitter.com/Kdc14oC7K7
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) June 9, 2021
Parag considers Dhoni as his role model since childhoodThen Parag had said that since I was 6 or seven years old, I consider Dhoni my idol and now I am getting a chance to play against him. I am bowling to him, setting up the fielding against him. This is a really special experience. In these 16 years, Ryan has come a long way. He was a member of the team that won the Under-19 World Cup in 2018. After this World Cup, he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for 20 lakh rupees in the 2019 IPL auction. Riyan’s father Parag Das has also played cricket for Assam.
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Riyan’s father and Dhoni have played together
Interestingly, Riyan Parag’s father and Dhoni have also played domestic cricket together. Actually, Dhoni made his debut in first-class cricket in the year 2000. Initially he used to play for Bihar. In the same year, he stumped Riyan’s father Parag Das in a Ranji Trophy match against Assam. Ryan was not even born at that time. Not only this, Parag Das and Dhoni have also played cricket for the same team Railways.
Riyan has so far scored 324 runs in 26 matches of IPL for Rajasthan Royals. He has also scored a fifty. Before the postponement of IPL 2021, Ryan had scored 78 runs in 7 matches and took one wicket.