The increasing popularity of Twenty20 leagues across globe has redefined how cricket is played — with players coming up with innovative shots and deliveries to challenge their opponents. Alternatively, the innovation isn’t limited to only these two aspects of the game but could also be visible in quite a lot of on-field celebrations. Rajasthan Royals youngster Riyan Parag is one such player who is popular for his unique way of celebration. After taking a catch close the boundary line, the 19-year-old player from Assam celebrated the dismissal with a ‘selfie celebration’ with his teammate Rahul Tewatia. Fans were in total awe of Riyan Parag’s brilliant fielding effort and the celebration that followed thereafter.
Watch the viral celebration here:
Riyan Parag’s selfie celebrate
Parag #RRvKKR #KKRvRR pic.twitter.com/9LvG9Bpcx9
— Asmita Thakkar(asmi) (@AsmiThakkar) April 24, 2021
Here’s how fans reacted to Riyan Parag’s unique celebration:
Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia make certain that people enjoy the game.
This selfie celebration is new! #KKRvsRR #KKRvRR #RRvKKR pic.twitter.com/XrZzyOkgBI
— Khushi (@khushhay) April 24, 2021
RiYan ParaG And His Aewsome Celebrations … #IPL2021 | #KKRvRR pic.twitter.com/cXE9vVN6nM
— M S C (@_friendlycheema) April 24, 2021
Earlier Ravindra Jadeja ‘s calling celebration and now Riyan Parag doing selfie celebration after taking the catch is something new . #RRvKKR pic.twitter.com/DOLgE06GtU
— Papsee Tannu ( TAX CHOR ) (@Ch__utiyahain) April 24, 2021
#RiyanParag and #rahultewatia having another level of fun on field #RRvKKR pic.twitter.com/G0sF4xvsuL
— The King (@kingKOHLI1807) April 24, 2021
Riyan Parag’s catches and his celebration in the field has a separate fanbase particularly his Bihu dance and today taking a selfie with Tewatia imagining the white ball as his camera used to be one of the crucial cutest moment in ipl
— Suberthi Das (@suberthi_09) April 24, 2021
Riyan Parag is All Praises for His On Field Coolness nd Cuteness..@ParagRiyan Is Simply Awsm
Meantime Indian Cricket Fans To #RishabhPant who Thought He Is the only One To Do This…#RiyanParag #RRvKKR #RR #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/DnqLgyLvQw
— rince(@TheLolnayak) April 24, 2021
In the last over of the KKR innings, Pat Cummins tried to go the distance but didn’t the enough connection and used to be caught by Riyan Parag just within the fence. After taking the catch, Parag ran towards his leg-spinner Rahul Tewatia and they both posed for a fake selfie the use of the ball as the camera. Before Cummins, Parag had also grabbed a catch of KKR top scorer Rahul Tripathi and celebrated the wicket in the same manner.
Along from playing a whole range of shots, Riyan Parag also has some very innovative celebrations in his repertoire. Final year, he had celebrated his match-winning half-century against SunRisers Hyderabad with a Bihu dance.
Rajasthan Royals bowlers bowled brilliantly and didn’t allow KKR batsmen to score freely. Chris Morris returned with the figures of four for 23, while Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman and Jaydev Unadkat picked up a wicket each and every to confine RR to a below-par score of 133/9 in their 20 overs.
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