Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag amazed Chris Gayle in his side’s ongoing match against Punjab Kings in IPL 2021. The all-rounder bowled an underarm delivery to the Caribbean batsman, who in all circumstances, was not expecting the ball to come to him in that way. However, by then Riyan had taken everyone by surprise, including the umpires. Before the player could bowl the very next delivery, umpire Anil Chaudhary warned him for his action and the spinner returned to his old and usual action.
Here is the video:
New season and new technique. Riyan Parag seen imitating Kedar Jadhav’s action. #RiyanParag #RoyalsFamily #SaddaPunjab #CaptainPunjab #SanjuSamson #KLRahul #RR #PBKS #HallaBol pic.twitter.com/0O5s9RItzV
— Kart Sanaik (@KartikS25864857) April 12, 2021
Though Riyan’s effort didn’t reap fruit despite the strange action, he got the wicket of Chris Gayle soon after that.
Riyan Parag takes an IPL wicket after 2 years
Parag, who couldn’t be seen bowling most often, has only 3 IPL wickets to his name. In the 2019 edition, which was Riyan’s first season at the mega event, the spinner had picked up 2 wickets. In the following, edition he remained wicketless on the 12 balls that he bowled during the entire duration of the tournament. However, his arm proved to be a golden one in the ongoing fourth match of IPL 2021 where he dismissed Chris Gayle. RR’s newly-appointed captain Sanju Samson will definitely try to bank on the bowler in other games too.