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Riyan Parag needs grooming
RR Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara seemed highly impressed with Riyan Parag’s overall skills. Sanga hailed the 19-year-old talent as a special player. Kumar reckons that Parag is a special talent and would be a great addition to the Intlernational team in the future but he needs proper nurturing and grooming.
“For us, Riyan Parag is a very, very special player, I think he’s got a huge amount to contribute to not just Royals, but also to Indian cricket in future. A very special talent that needs care, nurturing, and development,” Sangakkara stated.
The Find of the Season
Chetan Sakariya seemed to impress many as Kumara expressed his wonderment that RR found this season. Chetan Sakariya left a mark in the first half of the now-postponed 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. He also named other two youngsters including Anuj Rawat and Yashasvi Jaiswal as he believes that all three players have a bright future.
“Chetan [Sakariya] was a revelation, his attitude, his ability to deal with pressure, and of course, his kill. We had Anuj [Rawat] and Yash [Jaiswal], the two youngsters who have been with the franchise for a very, very long time.”
“And I was thoroughly impressed by all three of them. They actually got a reasonable amount of time in the middle. Unfortunately, in the match that Anuj came into the side but he didn’t get a chance to bat but was outstanding with his energy and skill in the field,” Sangakkara explained.
“I don’t think it changed him at all as a person. He’s quite a free-spirited, very relaxed kind of guy and he tried to get that across to the team and that’s how he wanted us to play as aside. It is really important as a leader to be authentic, and I think Sanju is very much that,” Sangakkara praised the RR skipper Sanju Samson.
A BCCI source earlier citied that travel arrangement was a big flaw in this season as team were travelling from one city to another, the risk of getting in contact with the disease apparently increased.
“In hindsight, it should have been the right thing to do. The biggest flaw in this year’s IPL is the travel arrangements. In the UAE, we were travelling to and fro our bases and were cooped up in the same hotel. There was a routine. Here, we are changing cities, we don’t know whether the pilots and flight attendants have quarantined or not, the food quality on flights, etc. The caravan idea just doesn’t work,” the source said.