Played MS Dhoni's "Helicopter Shot" On Instinct, Says Riyan Parag

Riyan Parag, the 17-year-old who has turn into the toast of the city after his match-winning 47 for Rajasthan Royals (RR) towards Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) within the Indian Premier League (IPL) event on Friday, stated he performed a shot like MS Dhoni within the event with out even having ready to play that specific shot. In a video posted on, the teenager says his model of the “helicopter shot” is one thing he has performed in home cricket prior to now and that his execution of the shot happened within the IPL purely on intuition.

In a video posted on, the teenager is noticed in dialog with RR teammate Varun Aaron. “Everyone’s speaking about this MSD-inspired shot, are you able to take us throughout the shot,” Aaron asks Parag.

Parag says, “There’s no inspiration at the back of that shot. I’ve performed that shot sooner than for my state group as smartly. I hadn’t even practised or ready for that shot. It simply got here instinctively.”

Riyan Parag, some of the breakout stars of the IPL this 12 months, hails from Assam and is simplest the second one cricketer from northeast India to play within the IPL. Abu Nechim, additionally from Assam, who performed 17 IPL fits for Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, have been the primary.

There’s every other fascinating connection between Riyan Parag and MS Dhoni. Riyan Parag’s father, Parag Das, have been MS Dhoni’s first ever stumping sufferer within the Ranji Trophy. Taking part in in his debut Ranji event, within the 1999-2000 season for Bihar towards Assam, Dhoni had stumped Parag Das.

Previous this season, within the event between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Tremendous Kings, Riyan Parag, the son, used to be stuck at the back of by way of MS Dhoni.

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