Riyan Parag a Young Indian Cricketer born on 10th of November 2001 in Guwahati, Assam India. The Right Handed Batsman who plays the role of batsman in his respective team, is just 19 Years old.
Despite his young age, he has successfully earned the Name and Fame in Indian cricket fans. Which is the biggest fan club for any Cricket playing nation.
Family and Childhood
Parag Kumar Das, father of young cricketer Riyan Parag Das, who himself is also a cricketer. Parag Das has played domestic cricket for Assam Cricket Team. Parag Das is also a right handed batsman and a medium pacer bowler. He played Ranji trophy in 1993/94 for Assam.
Not just his father Riyan Parag’s mother, Mithoo Barooah is also a Former swimming record holder. So you can understand the atmosphere of his household during childhood. How is father and mother athletic career inspired him to be one of the best upcoming cricketer of Indian team.
In his early Childhood days he used to play on the concrete wicket at the Railways quarters ground in the town called Maligaon in Guwahati. Later his Dad took him to a Cricket coach named Nawab Ali.
In year 2010 when Riyan was just 9 Years old his batting impressed Sandeep Patil who was on a tasked given By BCCI named Talent Hunt.
He completed his Schooling from South Point School Guwahati, Assam. He was in School (Class 11) when he was selected for New Zealand as part of Indian Under 19 cricket team of WC.
Early Stage of his Career
He used to play School Cricket for South Point School, Guwahati. As we all know that the Riyan is a very young and talented player. He was part of Assam under-16 cricket team when he was just 12 years old in 2013/14.
In 2017 when he was just 16 years old, he made his T-20 debut for Assam in an inter-state Twenty twenty tournament. In the same year 2017 which was his best year I think, he made debut in first class cricket for Assam. He Played in Ranji for Assam in season 2017-18.
The same Year 2017, Riyan was selected in U-19 Squad of Indian cricket team which traveled to England for Youth Test. Riyan Hit Fifties in both innings of Debut Test against the Host English.
In inter-State Twenty Twenty Toruanment Riyan Parag opened the innings for his team. He hit Just 9 runs and Didn’t got any chance to Bowl. In whole tournament he didn’t performed really well with his bat. In Vijay Hazare Trophy season 2018/19 Riyan who was the highest scorer for his team Assam.
U-19 Asia Cup and World Cup
In October 2017 when Riyan Parag was just 16 years old he was selected for under 19 Asia Cup. He was part of two out of three games India total played in the tournament. He showed his talent very well in both of the Games. Which further helped him get selected in major tournament and series.
Later in the year 2017 Riyan Parag was selected in the squad of Indian cricket team for under 19 World Cup. Many of our Upcoming cricketers were part of the same squad. Which includes Manjot Kalra, Shubhman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Poral, Shivam Mavi.
Riyan got chance to play in the third game of India against Zimbabwe. Even though he didn’t get any chance to bat but with his bowling he took one wicket. One Pakistan it took two wickets in four overs after giving just 6 runs. Which was the best performance for him in the whole tournament.
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Riyan Parag and IPL
Soon after finishing under 19 World Cup Riyan Parag was board by Rajasthan royal in Players Auction for 2019 Indian premier league. He was bought at his base price of 20 lakh INR.
In the same Season, Indian premier league 2019, Riyan became the youngest ever cricketer to score a 50 in the history of the Indian Premier League. When when was just 17 years and 175 days. Previously it was jointly held by Sanju Samsung and Prithvi Shaw which was 18 years and 169 days.
For his ” Right-Arm Perpendicular ” Bowling action, Riyan Parag came into Limelight after the Indian premier league match against kings 11 Punjab. His unique action of bowling made him sudden internet hit.
You also took the wicket of world famous T-20 cricketer Chris Gayle in the same match.
His Great E-Sport Interest
In an interview also confirmed that his father is his biggest inspiration. But we cannot deny his mothers efforts towards his career also. He Hold the cricket bat his hands when he was just 18 months old.
Riyan Parag is fond off PC games. Hindi social media bio he has clearly written “Gamer and Professional Cricketer”. Free and has a YouTube channel with more than 22,100 Subscribers.
You can watch daily live streaming different games. He Loves to play Valorant and Counter Strike:GO. In an interview with said that hit take his gaming also very seriously. He Play these games with India’s top e-sport players. Don’t worry he said that he haven’t thought of taking e-sport as a career.
He says that playing E-sports like Counter-Strike give him great practice and build his mentality to play under intense conditions. As you can see on his YouTube channel hit play these games very intensely.
Diet and workout Routine of Riyan Parag
In an Interview given by Riyan, he revealed that he like to wake up early in the morning before any Game. After waking up he do his breakfast and morning routine of stretches, light weight exercises etc. As time of match comes near, he try not to think about it. He said that he like to have his mind clear before the game.
Grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies are some of his Favourite Foods. His favourite dish is steak but he eats vegetarian food a day before a match. And All of his favourite foods after the game, which mostly are high in protein.
He try to have his pre-game meal game 3 hours before the match. He loves Protein bar so much that even before and during the game he eat them. He loves to drink Red Bull before the match. It gives him energy to play but he do not have any Red Bull during the match.
Post game he loves to eat protein and carbs which usually come from grilled chicken, Steak and pasta. Even though he is a fitness enthusiast but he also enjoy cheat meals. Which includes burgers, chicken nuggets, cheesy fries etc.
Aim and Objectives of Riyan Parag
Young talented all rounder his aim is to gain regular spot in Indian cricket team. As you all know that he is a off break bowler and a middle to lower order batsman. He can Play a vital role in the team.
In an Interview Riyan himself told that is objective is to be consistent. He said that When you play with those players who perform really well on regular basis. It is very important for you to play consistently.
Personal Life of Riyan Parag
Riyan is a 6 feet tall guy exactly he is 183 cm. Recently his name was added with some girl, till now he is Single. In some media reports Riyan Parag is Reported as Hindu. After getting selected in IPL his Net worth Boomed and Recently estimated at 5 Crore INR. For Rajasthan Royals in Indian premier League Riyan Parag’s jersey number is 5.
Some Interesting Things about Riyan Parag
Australian Cricket team captain Steven Smith is his favourite all time Rajasthan royal team player.
Riyan Parag is a Red Bull sponsored athlete. Which means Red Bull take care of his diet, training expenses Etc.
Riyan is the youngest half centurion in IPL at age of 17 years and 175 days in 2019 season.
His online Gaming name is V1be. Which can be easily found in any E-Sport game.
Riyan was just one and a half year old, when he first held the cricket bat.
Riyan once sayd without cricket, family and gaming I cannot live.
His favourite cricket shot is a Pull shot.
Did you know, Riyan was a Fat kid reduced a lot of fat with a ketogenic diet with More than one year.
His photo with MS Dhoni from his childhood (age 6) went viral after he was selected in the Rajasthan Royal IPL team.
FAQ Of Riyan Parag
1. What is the height of Riyan Parag?
Riyan Parag is a 6 feet tall guy.