Riyan Parag receives Orange Cap from his mother after Wankhede’s heroics in IPL 2024

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a platform that brings together the world’s best cricketing talent. It’s a stage where heroes are made, records are broken, and dreams come true. One such dream unfolded on April 1, 2024, where Riyan Parag, a young rising sensation from Assam, etched his name in the annals of IPL history.

Riyan Parag’s journey from trolls to praises

Riyan Parag, 22, performed exceptionally against Mumbai at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Despite the early loss of three wickets while chasing a target of 126, Parag held his ground. He played a mature knock, scoring an unbeaten 54 runs off 39 balls, including 5 fours and 3 sixes. His performance was instrumental in Rajasthan’s victory over Mumbai by 6 wickets, with 27 balls to spare.

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The highlight of the day was not just Parag’s match-winning knock but also the heartwarming moment that followed. After the match, Parag’s mother was seen giving her son a warm hug. She handed him the Orange Cap, a symbol of being the highest run-scorer in the tournament. Parag had scored 181 runs from 3 games at an average of 181 and a strike rate of 160.17.

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Parag’s journey to this point has been one of determination and perseverance. He mentioned that he had not performed well in the IPL for the past 3-4 years. However, instead of being disheartened, he went back to the drawing board, practised hard, and prepared for these kinds of scenarios. His father, who likes to analyze everything from home, and his mother, who was present at the stadium, have been his pillars of support.

Parag’s strategy for his game has been simple – seeing the ball and hitting the ball. He mentioned that earlier, when he wasn’t getting runs, he would try a lot of different things. But this year, he decided to simplify everything. He drew parallels between his situation during the match and his domestic cricket experiences. When key players got out, he realized that he often faced similar situations in domestic cricket. This realization helped him stay calm and play a substantial knock.

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Riyan Parag’s performance has not only earned him the Orange Cap but also led Rajasthan to the top of the table with 6 points and a net run rate of +1.249.

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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