Playing his just fourth innings, two of which are a match-winning, the 17-year-old Riyan Parag is now the toast of the cricketing fraternity of India hailing him as the next big star.
Everyone has praised the calm and composed nature of his innings in front of a boisterous 60,000 crowd of Eden garden, especially after being hit by bail in the helmet.
Veteran Commentators like Harsha Bhogle and Ian Bishop took to the twitter to express their admiration for the new sensation.
Good win for @rajasthanroyals Riyan Parag looks another exciting young player. Tremendously talented. What struck me more than anything was the confidence & calm which he exudes at the crease for a 17yr old kid. Even after being hit in the head. You’ve gotta love Joffra Archer??
— ian bishop (@irbishi) April 25, 2019
Harsha Bhogle said that Sunil Narine could have saved the match for KKR if he would catch Riyan but that little things change a game.
I keep harping about little things. Sunil Narine might have closed the game if he had caught the impressive Riyan Parag. Nothing you can do about great performances against you but you can ensure you get what is in your control right.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 25, 2019
RR fans are specilly boisterous over Riyan. They are over the top with his performance inviting him to Rajasthan for their favourite dish Dal Batti Surma.
Well Played Riyan Parag
according to your work, there is no matter to your age
a special thaxxx by rajasthani fans…… pic.twitter.com/uRAkFZWXHV
— Arjun Rathore (@arjunrathore761) April 25, 2019
Riyan scored 47 runs in 31 balls with fouve fours and two sices and that was the toast of twitterati.
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) April 25, 2019
The most beautiful came from one Adya Sharma He reminded all that 19 years Riyans father Parag was stumped by M S Dhoni and now same Dhni is playing with Parag’s son Riyan.
Jan 2000: Assam's Parag Das was stumped by first-class debutant MS Dhoni (18).
Apr 2019: IPL debutant Riyan Parag (17), son of Parag Das, was caught behind by MS Dhoni (37).#IPL2019
— Aadya Sharma (@aadya_sh) April 25, 2019
But many feel that he is a future India hand and age is by his side.
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) April 25, 2019