Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag has been one of the best fielders of IPL 2021. His catches at the boundary, in which he looks effortless and his fielding efforts have been stunning in all the matches we have witnessed. Parag has now become a reliable fielder in the team and is emerging as a finisher with his batting abilities.
Riyan posted a pic with Rajasthan Royals’ Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara and also wrote a special caption for him. Sangakkara is scheduled to depart for Sri Lanka soon and Riyan took to time to post a picture with the ‘Legend’.
The young all-rounder wrote: “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.”
Here’s the tweet:
— Riyan Parag (@ParagRiyan) May 5, 2021
Recently, the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League was postponed f ollowing a COVID-19 scare since yesterday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend the 14th edition of Indian Premier League. Yesterday, two KKR players, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier had tested positive for the COVID-19 infections and thus the entire squad was put under isolation. Post that, in the evening, reports emerged that two members from the CSK squad, which was based in Delhi, had also tested positive.
Just when the BCCI had decided to shift the entire IPL to Mumbai in seven days time, the reports of Amit Mishra and Wriddhiman Saha testing positive resurfaced. Thus, considering the safety of all the players, the IPL Governing Council and the BCCI unanimously decided to postpone the tournament.
Thus, all the foreign players have now started to depart to their respective nations. However, those from Australia have to stay in India or in some other country till the nation uplifts the ban on travel for flights from India. Today, Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley confirmed that BCCI will be helping Australian players and commentators travel to either Sri Lanka or Maldives for the time being.
On the other hand, England Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that eight players including Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Jason Roy, Sam and Tom Curran have arrived in the UK this morning and will begin 10-day quarantine in government-approved hotels. However, England skipper Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan are still in India, but they’re expected to fly home in next 48 hours.