Rajasthan Royals (RR) all-rounder Riyan Parag has polarized the fans and experts with his on-field demeanour in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
While some feel Parag should express himself on the field, many believe that the youngster at times crosses the line with his antics.
During the IPL 2022 Qualifier 1 between RR and GT on May 24, Parag once hogged the limelight by arguing with R Ashwin after his run-out. He also made an angry gesture towards teammate Devdutt Padikkal while fielding, telling him to cover the ball after he had fielded it.
Mumbai Indians (MI) batter Suryakumar Yadav too shared his views on Parag’s “attitude” during Qualifier 1.
“Amazing attitude on the field, Riyan Parag,” Suryakumar tweeted. However, the post caused a social media uproar with netizens even asking the MI cricketer to delete the tweet.
Amid the outrage, Suryakumar Yadav on Wednesday (May 25) issued a clarification, stating that his previous tweet was for Parag’s fielding and not aggression.
“For his fielding, last night guys, chill,” he wrote.
His second tweet also garnered a lot of comments, with people still roasting Parag for his on-field antics.
Here are the reactions:
This was not the first time Riyan Parag found himself in the middle of a controversy in this year’s IPL. He was involved in a heated argument with RCB players Harshal Patel and Mohammed Siraj earlier in the season. He also landed himself in hot water by taking a dig at the third umpire during the match against LSG last week.