Rajasthan Royals have been on top of their social media game. Not only do they come up with interesting posts but they also post content which inevitably leads to fan engagement. The franchise is also on the front foot when it comes to taking a dig at rival franchises of the Indian Premier League. In a recent post, they have cheekily exposed the claims of one of its own players.
Notably, in the second T20I against Pakistan, England's Liam Livingstone produced one spectacle of an innings. During this knock, Livingstone hit a 122-metre six that cleared the Headingley roof and landed on a rugby pitch next to the cricket stadium. "Is that the biggest six of all time?" fans began to wonder.
While it wasn't the biggest six recorded, Riyan Parag had an interesting observation to make. "No flex but the bat was mine?," he said in a tweet dated July 19.
However, RR have now exposed the reality of the tweet. Sharing a picture of his kit, RR highlighted the fact that Parag uses a bat with the sticker reading "SS" while Livingstone's bat had "Adidas" written over it. "We all have a friend like @riyanhparag ?? #RoyalsFamily | @liaml4893," they captioned the picture.
Check out the post here:
Talking about Livingstone's shot, it came on the back of a great run of form. While he had made 103 off 43 balls against Pakistan in the first T20I at Trent Bridge, this was the second T20I in which he made a quick-fire 36. His monstrous 122-m six came in the 16th over of England’s innings when facing Haris Rauf, Livingstone cleared his front leg and sent an overpitched delivery many metres over the stands.
"It was huge, but I’ve seen him do that a couple of times now. I played with him in (South Africa’s) Mzansi Super League and he hit one out of Johannesburg," England teammate Moeen Ali said after the match.
Livingstone's hit was the biggest to be recorded in international cricket since 2012. Back in that year New Zealand's Martin Guptill had hit a 127-metre six against South Africa which had landed in the Eden Park car park.