Riyan Parag speaks about his controversy with Harshal Patel during Indian T20 League 2022

Riyan Parag scored 183 runs in 14 innings at an average of 16.63 in the Indian T20 League 2022

Rajasthan, as well as Bangalore, were superb during the Indian T20 Leauge 2022. The Sanju Samson-led side ended the tournament as the runners-up while eventually, Bangalore lost to them in the Qualifier 2. However, Rajasthan’s Riyan Parag had a controversial night with Harshal Patel when they faced each other during the league stage of the tournament.

For that incident, Riyan Parag faced a massive rage from fans as people were not happy with his attitude. Now, after the conclusion of the tournament, Parag took his rooter stream and clarified the “Twitter made Controversies” with Bangalore’s Harshal Patel and Mohammed Siraj.

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Speaking through his rooter stream, Parag clarified that he just showed Patel the same gesture the 31-year-old had given him in 2021, after taking his wicket. He said that in 2021, during their match in Mumbai, Harshal Patel took his wicket and gestured a send-off towards the dressing room. Initially, he missed that and saw that after reaching his hotel room while watching the highlights.

This time around, Parag had the last laugh as he smashed the bowling all-rounder for a six in the last over, during their match in this edition. Hence, he showed the same gesture this time. However, this did not go well with Mohammed Siraj. 

Parag also shared that he did not say a single abusive word apart from that gesture. He said: “After the innings got completed, Harshal did not call me out. It was Siraj who called me”. Siraj told him to stay within his limits. In reply, Parag said that he was not even talking to him. Then, team members from both teams came, and then, the controversy ended completely. A video has been shared on Twitter of this rooter stream.

Here is the tweet which shows the video:

Speaking about Riyan Parag’s form throughout this season, he failed to live up to expectations once again as he scored only 183 runs in 14 innings at an average of 16.63 with a strike rate of 138.63. Though his only 50+ score (56* runs off 31 balls) came against the Bangalore franchise alongside this controversial event.

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