Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Promising batter Riyan Parag was the star performer for Rajasthan Royals (RR) against Delhi Capitals (DC) in a match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday.

Parag batted aggressively to score blistering 84 off 45 balls to help the Royals post 185 for five in the stipulated 20 overs. It was proved to be enough as Capitals were restricted to 173 for the loss of five wickets.

After Royal’s convincing victory, Parag revealed that he was on painkillers as he was not keeping well. He also admitted that it was on the day of the match that he could finally get up.

“I have worked very hard, the last three days I was in bed, I was on painkillers, I just got up today and I’m very happy,” said Parag.

Claiming that his mother has been through a lot of struggle over the past 3-4 years, Parag said he knows how good a player he is no matter how much he scores.

“They are settled, mom is here, she has seen the struggle, the last 3-4 years. I know what my opinion is about myself. That does not change regardless of whether I get a zero or not. That’s a lot to do with the type of season as well, I had a great domestic season and that helps. Someone in the top four has to play the 20 overs, the wicket was keeping low and stopping, in the first game Sanju bhayya did it,” he added.