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‘Khel Kam Attitude Me Bam…’: Netizens React As Riyan Parag Fails On Debut In ZIM vs IND 1st T20I

Riyan Parag during ZIM vs IND first T20I in Harare (x.com)Riyan Parag during ZIM vs IND first T20I in Harare (x.com)

Riyan Parag’s international debut lasted just three deliveries against Zimbabwe at Harare as the Rajasthan Royals batter was dismissed by fast bowler Tendai Chatara during India’s chase of 116. 

Batting at 4 and arriving to the crease following the early dismissals of opener Abhishek Sharma and number three Ruturaj Gaikwad, Parag managed to nudge just two runs from three balls as Team India slipped to 22-3 in 4.4 overs.

With the hype surrounding the international debut of Parag, a number of Indian cricket fans took to social media to troll the 22-year-old for failing to make an impact against hosts Zimbabwe.

Netizens react to Riyan Parag’s failed debut

Riyan Parag, a veteran of over 100 T20 matches, received his maiden international cap on July 6 prior to India’s opening match of the series against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club. However, his much-hyped debut turned out to be ineffective for Team India as the cricketer managed to score just two runs from three balls in a moderate run-chase of 116.

Looking for an on-the-up drive, Parag was beaten by Tendai Chatara’s extra bounce as India lost its third wicket at 22 in 4.4 overs.

As it turned out, a number of Indian cricket fans flocked to X to express their reactions over Riyan Parag’s failed international debut. 

While some fans shared hilarious memes at the expense of the all-round prodigy, several others questioned the cricketer’s controversial off-field antics and statements. 

Here is a look at some of the most hilarious reactions shared on social media by X users:

Riyan Parag recently represented the Rajasthan Royals franchise in the IPL 2024 season, where he finished as the third highest run-maker of the tournament behind ‘Orange Cap’ winner Virat Kohli and CSK captain Ruturaj Gaikwad. Parag tallied 583 runs across 14 innings at a splendid average of 52.09 and with a strike-rate of 149.21.

Meanwhile, following the dismissal of the debutant, India also lost three more wickets over the next six overs in the form of Rinku Singh, Dhruv Jurel and Shubman Gill to slip to 47-6.