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“Spent Last 3 Days In Bed, Was On Painkillers”: Riyan Parag, After Match-Winning 84 | Cricket News

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"Spent Last 3 Days In Bed, Was On Painkillers": Riyan Parag, After Match-Winning 84 | Cricket News

Architect of Rajasthan Royals’ victory over Delhi Capitals, young batsman Riyan Parag, on Thursday revealed that he was not feeling well for the past three days and had to take painkillers to recover in time for their IPL match. Considered a precocious talent, the 22-year-old from Assam eventually aged out as he smashed a blistering 84 not out off 45 balls to set up a 12-run win for Rajasthan Royals against Delhi Capitals.

“I have been working very hard, for the last three days I have been in bed, I have been taking painkillers, I just got up today and I am very happy,” said Parag, who was named Player of the Match, during the debriefing. competition presentation.

Despite his talent, Parag struggled to live up to expectations and could post disappointing figures in recent seasons, but his hard work paid off as he achieved his highest IPL score, taking RR to 185 for 5.

“(Emotions) They are settled, mom is here, she has seen the struggle for the last three to four years,” he said. “I know what my opinion of myself is. That doesn’t change, regardless of whether I get a zero or not.”

He played as a finisher in the earlier editions but this time the team management gave him a bigger role at number 4. Parag also came into the season having scored loads of runs at the Deodhar Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali T20s.

“That also has a lot to do with the type of season. I had a great season in my own country and that helps,” he said.

“Someone in the top four has to play the 20 overs, the wicket stayed low and stopped, in the first game Sanju Bhayya did it.”

Parag’s performance also impressed his captain Sanju Samson.

“Riyan Parag has been a big name over the years. Wherever I go, people ask me about him. There is something very special that he can bring to Indian cricket,” Samson said.

RR had a disastrous start as they were 36 for 3 in the eighth over, but Parag slowly built up his innings before eventually speeding up to take them to a good total.

“The way we started, the first ten overs, we were like Rovman: be prepared that you might have to bat! The IPL is changing and we all have to be flexible,” Samson said.

RR’s decision to bring in Nandre Burger as an impact player, replacing Shimron Hetmyer, also paid off as the South African pacer struck twice in the fourth over.

“Previously it was about 11 players, now it’s all 15 players. Sanga and I talked a lot between the 15th and the 17th before we decided on the impact player. It’s about measuring what zone they are in. You have to look at that and make your decision.

“I saw that Sandy (Sandeep Sharma) was calm and Avesh (Khan) was also looking good, so I went with that,” he added, referring to the brilliant death bowling of the two pacers.”

On his strategy for the final over, Avesh, who defended seventeen runs in the final over, said: “My plan is always clear. One side was longer, so my plan was to bowl wide yorkers.

“I gave myself five seconds and just thought about the execution of it. My focus is always on the execution and supporting my yorkers.

I like it here because we have Sandeep, Boult and Burger, who all have different skills. Samson gives me the freedom to perform and only intervenes when he sees that I am struggling.

“I try to improve myself every time. In T20s I try to reinvent myself. I never think about selection and only practice what I want to bowl.”

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