Riyan Parag‘s talent, value, and promise have so far not lived up to the expectations and the hype ahead of the IPL 2023. And the fans are also left flabbergasted at the faith by the Rajasthan Royals in Riyan’s abilities and potential that they abstained to drop him from the XI despite his not performing even up to ordinary standards, let alone the IPL’s lofty standards.
Even the Rajasthan Royals fans didn’t shy away from trolling Riyan Parag when the Assam cricketer was picked up for the match against the Lucknow Super Giants on Wednesday, in RR’s home ground Jaipur.
Some of Parag’s non-cricketing stuff also hasn’t gone down well with the fans. Ahead of the Indian Premier League 2023, the 21-year-old had taken to Twitter to say that his “inner conscience” reckons he will hit 4 sixes in an over in this tournament.
My inner conscience says i’m hitting 4 sixes in an over at some point this IPL,” Parag’s tweet read.
My inner conscience says i’m hitting 4 sixes in an over at some point this IPL..
— Riyan Paragg (@ParagRiyan) March 14, 2023
In 4 innings Riyan Parag has hit only 2 sixes and 2 fours
In 4 innings that he’s batted in this competition, he has scored 39 runs at a strike rate of 108 with 2 sixes and 2 fours. His highest score of those 4 knocks was 20 and the rest three innings have been single-digit scores.
Parag’s overall IPL career, too, hasn’t lit up as his talent and expectations would do justice to. Having made his debut in 2019, in 41 innings, Parag has scored 564 runs at an average of 16 with a strike rate of 123 with a couple of half-centuries.
He was also dropped from one game before being recalled. This has irked the RR fans and everyone very much, that RR dropped him for just one match.
Here are some of the hilarious memes on Parag that RR fans used to troll him:
— Harsh (@y2JCB) April 19, 2023
— Himanshu Pareek (@Sports_Himanshu) April 19, 2023
1. Riyan Parag
2. Abdul Samad
3. Anuj Rawat
4. Jaydev Unadkat
Add on the list
Hyped. Performance. pic.twitter.com/1NrPCs1D8r
— CriXpert (@CapsNClaps) April 18, 2023
Buzz :- Riyan Parag is all set to join with Cheer Girls for the rest of the IPL 🕺🕺 pic.twitter.com/jf0mahG7iR
— AngryMan (@HonesttCricFan) April 16, 2023
Pan Parag in RR playing 11 again pic.twitter.com/rgCPeYC31q
— Divakar Sharma (@bOYBhaYankar) April 19, 2023
Bat's like Bumrah
Field's like Pakistani players
Stay agressive like Kohli
That's Sir Riyan Parag for you pic.twitter.com/hPJGyI75W2
— Aman Singh (@Amanpatel722) April 18, 2023
— Banwari sarswat (@Banwarisarswat8) April 19, 2023
2019- He is a Kid and he's learning.
2020- He is a Kid and he's learning.
2021- He is a Kid and he's learning.
2022- He is a Kid and he's learning.
2023- He is a Kid and he's learning
2040- He is a Kid and he's still learning.
Lord Riyan Parag pic.twitter.com/WnunyQ0dpZ
— StrawHat Luffy (@PirateKing200) April 16, 2023
— Himanshu Pareek (@Sports_Himanshu) April 16, 2023
Today’s Playing XI for RR vs LSG:
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): KL Rahul(c), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ayush Badoni, Naveen-ul-Haq, Avesh Khan, Yudhvir Singh Charak, Ravi Bishnoi