On 19 May 2023, Rajasthan Royals (RR) were in action against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the ongoing IPL. RR managed a win and finished the group stage with 14 points. So, now they will look for some other results to go in their favour. Both Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) can reach 16 points with a win in their respective last games.
Hence, if they lost their matches, all three teams will finish with 14 points and then, on the basis of the net run rate, one team will qualify for the playoffs. So, now after the clash, Riyan Parag came up with a tweet, pleading for help from GT and SRH for further qualification. Seeing that, fans went crazy and shared their views.
Here is the shared tweet:
GT and SRH please help us out a little now🥺 #RRvsPBKS
— Riyan Paragg (@ParagRiyan) May 19, 2023
RR have won seven games in IPL 2023
Speaking of the tweet, Parag wrote: “GT and SRH please help us out a little now #RRvsPBKS.” However, it has been another disappointing IPL season for this RR youngster. He played seven matches and scored 78 runs with an average of 13. Speaking of the last game against PBKS, he scored 20 runs off 12 balls, including one four and two sixes during the successful chase of 188 runs. Devdutt Padikkal won the Player of the Match award for scoring 51 runs off 30 balls, including five fours and three sixes.
After the win, RR skipper Sanju Samson opened up about the overall net run rate scenario. He said: “At the end of the game Hettie was going well and we felt 18.5 was when we wanted to get it. With the team which we have, it’s a bit shocking to see where we stand on the table. If we look back, we have a lot of things to discuss and look at it. [Jaiswal] He bats at this young age as if he has played a 100 T20s. [Expect Boult to pick first-over wicket?] Yes, every match!”
Here is how fans have reacted to the viral tweet:
You did your best king 🤴🏼
— Bateman (@baldaati) May 19, 2023
Well played bro 🤝🏻❤️
— Pratham. (@76thHundredWhxn) May 19, 2023
Yad Rakhna 2 Six abhi Baki hai 😍💗
— Rajasthan Royals Fans Army™ – RR Fan Club (@RoyalsFansArmy) May 19, 2023
Arey, come to RCB next year, bro. ;D
— Sparsh Telang (@_cricketsparsh) May 20, 2023
Come to SRH bro
— Frustrated SRH fan (@GappaCricket) May 20, 2023
RR lost to SRH on that last ball no-ball and catapulted to 118 on Jaipur pitch against GT. Safe to say that RR gave away matches.
— Mostly Cricket (@BoliMocr) May 20, 2023
Seems Like I am having competition ❣️..
I will try Riyan ❣️
— CMA Monesh (@Cmamonesh) May 20, 2023
— Abhinav singh (@Abhinav_tmk) May 20, 2023
Rajasthan fans calculating their playoff chances 😶 pic.twitter.com/spQDoJlqAB
— VUSport Official (@VUSportOfficial) May 20, 2023