IPL 2019: 17-year-old Riyan Parag celebrates 1st IPL wicket with Bihu dance

first_imgRiyan Parag, only 17-years-old, bagged his 1st wicket in the Indian Premier League when he dismissed Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer during their steep chase against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Monday.On Saturday, Riyan Parag nearly became the youngest player to hit a fifty in the Indian Premier League as Rajasthan Royals overcame Mumbai Indians. During his 43-run knock, Riyan Parag won hearts with his Gamsu, a rectangular piece of cloth which is of great significance to the people of Assam.Riyan Parag showed his love and pride for Assamese culture with the Gamusa tucked in his trousers during a match-winning innings.On Monday, after Riyan had the dangerous Shreyas Iyer caught by Ben Stokes at deep midwicket, he did a little Bihu dance. Bihu is an indigenous folk dance from Assam and is a very important part of Assamese culture. And there was reason for a special celebration.#VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/siobmAyzZeIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 22, 2019Riyan Parag became the second youngest player to take a wicket in his maiden IPL season after Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.Mujeeb-ur-Rahman was 17 years and 11 days when he took his first wicket in the IPL last year. Riyan Parag, aged 17 years and 163 days, took his 1st wicket in the 2019 IPL.Riyan Parag said it was a dream-come-true to play the IPL alongside his childhood heroes.”It feels really surreal. Been watching the IPL for the last 5-6 years and now being a part of it and playing for Rajasthan Royals, contributing for my team feels surreal. I’m grateful to RR for picking me,” Parag said iplt20.com. “I’m just grateful to god. I have been idolising him for such a long time. I had a picture with him when I was six or seven years old. And then bowling to him, sharing the field with him, even batting while he was wicketkeeping behind me was just surreal.advertisement”I haven’t told him about the picture of me as a kid with him. I took another one after the game though. My dad (Parag Das) has played with him so he can maybe recognise me,” Parag said.Also Read | IPL 2019: Riyan Parag from Assam wins hearts with his runs, simplicity and GamusaAlso Read | Ajinkya Rahane hits 1st Indian Premier League hundred in 7 yearsAlso Seelast_img

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