Credit: X/IPL

Credit: X/IPL

Rajasthan Royals’ batter Riyan Parag opened up on his T20 World Cup 2024 snub and revealed that he wasn’t disappointed in not receiving the call-up. Parag emerged as one of the star performers for the side in the 2024 season of the tournament. He was promoted to number 4 in the RR’s batting order and did full justice to the new role. The 22-year-old came up with four half-centuries and is his team’s highest run-scorer for the season.

Not only this, but he also moved to number 4 in the Orange Cap race with 409 runs in his account from 10 games at a strike rate of 159.14. In the game against SRH, Parag contributed 77 runs off 49 deliveries but failed to guide the team to the other side of the victory line. After the match, he was asked about the T20 World Cup squad, and whether he was disappointed by the snub. However, Parag reacted to the same and said, "Not really. Until last year, I was not even in contention to play in IPL right?"

The Assam-born added, “I have heard a few rumours. I am not on social media anymore. I heard a few noises here and there but I am just glad they are taking my name for the right reasons now. I was not thinking about anything. I am really happy for the boys in our team, Sanju Bhaiya specially, getting the call-up. It is going to be great for our country and hopefully, we bring the World Cup home.” 

Not in my best form, would have finished the game otherwise: Riyan Parag

Rajasthan Royals batter admitted that he is not in his best form as he wasn’t able to finish the game for the side. After losing Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson in the first over, Parag and Yashasvi Jaiswal contributed 134 runs for the third wicket. However, their stand couldn’t help RR secure a win and they fell to mighty SRH by just one run.

Parag said, "I got a lot of areas to improve. I am not in my best form, I would have finished the game otherwise. I got a lot of areas to perfect. I try to learn from my mistakes and not repeat them. Is it my best innings? No. I would say that if I get a hundred.” Parag added, "It is never good to end on the losing side. We did a lot of things right. We will focus on more rather than dwelling on our mistakes. We are in a good position in the points table.”