Gujarat Titans thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in the Qualifier 1 on Tuesday evening and sealed their spot in the final of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League. Rajasthan Royals scored 188 for six after being asked to bat first. In the second innings, Hardik Pandya (40 off 27) and David Miller (68 off 38) stitched an unbeaten 101-run partnership to complete the chase with three balls to spare.
In an interesting turn of events, the Royals’ young batter Riyan Parag’s attitude drew a lot of attention during the game. After he got involved in an unfortunate run-out following a mix up with R Ashwin and expressed his disgust with the senior teammate in the team, Parag was spotted yelling at Devdutt Padikkal for not being active on the field. In the 16th over of the LSG chase, it all happened when David Miller smashed a Trent Boult yorker towards wide long-on.
Parag, standing at long-on, quickly covered the gap, dived, and stopped the ball from reaching the boundary. While getting up, Parag was seen shouting at Padikkal, who was placed at the deep mid-wicket for not backing.
Mumbai Indians batter Suryakumar Yadav was highly impressed with Parag’s attitude and expressed the same on social media platforms. Taking to Twitter, Suryakumar wrote, “Amazing attitude on the field.”
While Mumbai Indians batter posted an appreciation tweet, it received backlash from social media users as many suggested Suryakumar not to motivate such a disrespectful attitude of a youngster. Many even requested Mumbai Indians batter to take down his tweet.
Check out reactions to SKY’s tweet down below:
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) May 24, 2022
If this is not sarcasm , your account is hacked !
— Chulbul pandey (@Driver_tha_bhai) May 24, 2022
Showing aggression to senior players is amazing attitude?? Common Surya we expect better views from you 🤘
— Aadil Nalband (@NalbandAadil) May 24, 2022
Delete this tweet please
— Rajan (@therajanr2j) May 24, 2022
Attitude not scores in game 🤣🤣
— Hari_Chowdary (@rachakonda_sree) May 24, 2022
Good to see some love pouring for the youngster in the hate wave..
— Mon (@4sacinom) May 24, 2022
Are you sure ? you meant amazing or disgusting?
— Dinesh Butola (@dddddinesh) May 25, 2022
Speaking of the match, David Miller and Hardik Pandya played one of the finest knocks of the season and rescued their side from an early mini-collapse. Titans became the first team to reach the final and will now face the winner of Qualifier 2. Lucknow Super Giants will face Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday evening at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The winner of this clash will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2.