Harshal Patel Turns Down RR’ Young Star’s Handshake after a Heated Clash. Patel snubbed Riyan Parag after RCB lost by 29 runs to Rajasthan Royals.
Harshal Patel of Royal Challengers Bangalore got into a heated argument with Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag after hitting the pacer for a boundary and two sixes in the final over of the Royals’ innings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match on Tuesday. Harshal was also the final wicket to fall for RCB, who were bowled out for 115 in their 145-run chase. He snubbed a handshake from Riyan Parag on his way back to the dugout, but went on to shake hands with other Rajasthan players.
Furthermore, As Harshal walked past his extended hand, Parag turned back to his teammates and celebrated their 29-run victory, which moved them to the top of the IPL 2022 points table.
Harshal Patel snubs Riyan Parag as the youngster reaches out to shake his hand.
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For the Royals, Riyan Parag was the star of the show, rescuing them with the bat after a top-order collapse.
He also came in with the score at 68/4 after 9.3 overs and hit his first half-century of the season, bringing the team’s total to 144/8.
This season, Parag hasn’t quite hit his stride with the bat, but on Tuesday, he was at his best, smashing 56 off 31 deliveries to help his team reach a respectable total. He had three home runs and four sixes.
He also took four catches as the RCB were bowled out for 115 runs, including Harshal Patel’s.
Kuldeep Sen took four wickets for the Royals, while Ravichandran Ashwin took three.