Riyan Parag receives plaudits for KKR knock


Assam’s new sports sensation Riyan Parag has become the toast of the entire cricketing world after his match-winning 31-ball 47 helped Rajasthan Royals defeat Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata Thursday night.

Seventeen-year-old Riyan’s knock included five fours and two sixes, and took his team from an uncomfortable situation to creating a platform from where the target looked achievable.

Steve Smith, the Rajasthan Royals skipper, heaped praises on the teenager during the post-match presentation.

The commentators, too, were full of praise of Riyan.

Riyan had also slammed 43 runs against Mumbai Indians besides claiming his first IPL wicket in the game against Delhi Capitals.