Riyan Parag made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut in 2019 for Rajasthan Royals. The right-handed batsman impressed one-and-all with his batting exploits as he scored 160 runs across 7 matches at an average of 32. Even Royals skipper Steve Smith spoke highly about the young cricketer and predicted that he has a bright future up ahead of him.
Quite recently, Steve Smith was asked by a fan on Instagram whether he would ever go to Riyan Parag’s house if he is in Guwahati. In response, Smith said that he would definitely attend his teammate’s house and hilariously invited himself to Riyan Parag’s residence.
During the recently concluded IPL 2020 auction, both Steve Smith and Riyan Parag were retained by the franchise for ₹12 crore and ₹20 lakh respectively. Steve Smith is once again expected to lead the side once the IPL 2020 kicks off on its rescheduled date of April 15. Earlier, the IPL 2020 was scheduled to commence on March 29 with a match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) delayed the T20 extravaganza by another two-and-a-half in wake of the ongoing worldwide panic caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.
🚨Announcement🚨: #VIVOIPL suspended till 15th April 2020 as a precautionary measure against the ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation.— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 13, 2020
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