Riyan Parag fielding
Riyan Parag fielding. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Former Sri Lankan bowling legend and Rajasthan Royals bowling coach, Lasith Malinga has lauded the younger all-rounder Riyan Parag for his fielding heroics for the lads in pink within the IPL 2022 to date. Malinga mentioned that he’s impressed with the intuition proven by Riyan whereas fielding for the crew.

Parag bagged 16 catches and surpassed the document of senior Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for being a fielder (non-wicketkeeper) in IPL to take essentially the most variety of catches in a single version. Malinga additionally spoke about how he felt after watching Parag as fielder for his facet on this version.

Riyan Parag is so athletic, he’s all the time within the recreation – Lasith Malinga

“I’ve actually been having fun with Riyan’s fielding within the final 15 matches. He has a lot power, he’s so athletic. He’s all the time within the recreation, everyone knows he didn’t get too many alternatives to bat. However the power he brings along with his recreation on the sector is wonderful. I don’t suppose you’ll be able to see it in some other crew. I’m so pleased with the power and perspective that he brings to the crew. That is the perspective we want,” Malinga Stated whereas that includes in a video posted on the Instagram deal with of Rajasthan Royals.

After getting an opportunity to bat in 13 innings of the full 16 matches he performed for the Royals this season, Parag managed to attain a complete variety of 168 runs with a low batting common of 16.80 and a strike fee of 143.59. His highest particular person rating was 56* off 31 balls towards RCB in a league match performed at Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil Sports activities Academy.

The Assam cricketer has been part of the Royals franchise for the reason that IPL 2019 once they purchased him first for INR 20 Lakhs. He was launched by the Royals earlier this yr forward of the mega public sale for IPL 2022 after which, RR went to purchase him once more for an quantity of INR 3.80 crores after going via a bidding warfare with groups together with the likes of CSK, Delhi Capitals, and Gujarat Titans.