IPL 2021: "Learnt things I didn't know about me," says Riyan Parag on interactions with 'legend' Sangakkara

Parag scored 78 runs in 7 matches, he played for RR at an amazing strike rate of 144.44.

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Even though BCCI and IPL governing council decided to indefinitely suspend the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), a lot of young cricketers got a chance to share time with some senior players in their teams’ respective bio bubbles.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) batsman Riyan Parag was one of them as he talked about spending time with RR Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara, saying he learnt a lot from the Sri Lankan legend.

Spent just a few weeks with him, but had sooo much fun and learnt things i didn't know about me! See ya soon @KumarSanga2 you're a LEGEND,” Parag wrote on Twitter.

The 19-year-old looked good in the first half of the tournament as he scored 78 runs in 7 matches, he played for RR at an amazing strike rate of 144.44.

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Unfortunately, the tournament had to be suspended due to positive cases inside teams’ bio bubbles. While talking in a video posted by RR’s official social media handles, Sangakkara talked about the decision of postponing the league.

It has been a good decision by the BCCI, and of course, the governing council of the IPL to postpone the tournament. Hopefully, we will all be back together soon when the tournament does restart. I wish everyone well,” Sangakkara said.

(With Hindustan Times inputs)


By Swapnil Shireesh Javkhedkar - 06 May, 2021

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