Rajasthan Royals cricketer Riyan Parag has once again found himself in a spot of bother after fans roasted him for a ‘childish’ reaction to R Ashwin after being run out during the IPL match against Gujarat Titans. Angry fans said that his on-field antics did not elevate him to the status of Virat Kohli, but made him look worse than Krunal Pandya.
Riyan had reacted angrily after R Ashwin did not respond to his call for a quick single in the last over of the Rajasthan Royals innings. Unhappy by the lack of enthusiasm from Ashwin, Parag stood on the ground and gave a menacing stare to his teammate. Even when he walked back to the dressing room, the young cricketer looked visibly dejected.
While it was clear that Parag’s intention was to get the strike so that he could score as many runs as possible from the remaining few balls, fans did not appreciate his attitude.
One wrote,”This riyan parag literally abused harshal Patel, padikkal, siraj Mocked umpires unwantedly and didn’t even got punished for it, Staring Ashwin as if it is Ashwin’s mistake Pipe down boi, you’re not replicating Virat, you’re way worse than krunal.”
Another fan wrote, “No offense but riyan parag is the most immature youngster in the ipl according to me I’m sorry.”
“Riyan Parag is somehow even more irritating than Krunal Pandya,” commented another fan.
Similar reactions followed from other users.
This riyan parag literally abused harshal Patel, padikkal, siraj. Mocked umpires unwantedly and didn’t even got punished for it, Staring Ashwin as if it is Ashwin’s mistake. Pipe down boi, you’re not replicating Virat, you’re way worse than krunal.
— Marc Spector (@sylesh146) May 24, 2022
No offense but riyan parag is the most immature youngster in the ipl according to me I’m sorry
— Jenga (@toohotasummer) May 24, 2022
Riyan Parag is somehow even more irritating than Krunal Pandya. #CSKvRR
— Aisharya (@imaisharya) May 20, 2022
Riyan Parag has absolutely ridiculous attitude towards the game. He portrays himself way way higher in unnecessary activities and delivers so below average performances.
Don’t see him getting anywhere near India cap.#RRvsGT
— Arpit Raha (@arpitraha) May 24, 2022
Any petition to send Riyan Parag back to school for some basic manners learning #RRvsGT
— Anindya SenChoudhary (@Anindya0703) May 24, 2022
Riyan Parag ‘s grave blunder without even looking where Ashwin’s focus was. A clearcut wide ball. Running for it and staring at Ashwin was childish. Often watched his antics. Requires maturity.#GTvsRR #GTvRR
— R.Kasthuri Rengan (@RKayR) May 25, 2022
Riyan Parag is seriously the most overrated, childish, headless and over confident cricketer i have ever seen 😡 #IPL2022
— Bendre Soham@93 (@Bendre_soham_93) May 24, 2022
“What is Impossible”
— Jeff who? (@IitDaksh) May 24, 2022
This is not the first time that Parag has found himself at the receiving end for fans’ fury. In an earlier match, his decision to mock ‘umpires’ with his controversial celebration had left fans and Australian commentator Matthew Hayden seething.