Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Riyan Parag is a huge fan of former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli. Parag has not shied away from showing that as he regularly posts praising tweets on social media for Kohli. A 3-match T20I series between India and West Indies is currently underway in Kolkata.
The first T20I match of the series happened on February 16, where the home side registered a six-wicket win and took a 1-0 lead in the series. Virat Kohli could not impress much in the batting department. He came out to bat at number three after Rohit Sharma lost his wicket. Sharma enjoyed himself in the middle at the Eden Gardens, scoring 40 runs off just 19 deliveries.
Kohli joined hands with Ishan Kishan and had a 29-run partnership for the third wicket. Kishan departed to the pavilion, and soon after, Kohli lost his wicket to Fabian Allen. Reacting to Kohli’s dismissal, some fans commented negative things about the former Indian cricket team captain.
Riyan Parag gave a perfect reply to them by posting the batting average of Kohli in all three formats of cricket – “52,58,50 avg’s btw,” Parag wrote and added a GOAT emoji, stating that for him, Kohli is the Greatest Of All Time.
52,58,50 avg's btw 💁🏻♂️🐐 #INDvWI
— Riyan Parag (@ParagRiyan) February 16, 2022Advertisement
Riyan Parag sparked a bidding war between IPL teams at the 2022 mega auction
The IPL 2022 Mega Auction happened last weekend, where Riyan’s name went under the hammer. Previously, the Rajasthan Royals had signed him for INR 20 lakh. However, this time, many franchises were interested in signing him. Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans showed interest in signing Parag, but eventually, Rajasthan Royals signed him again for INR 3.8 crore.
Parag was not at his best in the previous IPL season. He will be keen to get going as an all-rounder in IPL 2022 and win matches for the Rajasthan Royals.