Riyan Parag scored 20 off 12 balls, laced with 2 sixes and a four against Punjab Kings but failed to finish the game.
He was again trolled on social media despite showing his class in a tight finish. Rajasthan Royals won the game by 4 wickets to finish the IPL 2023 campaign with 7 wins and as many defeats.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has come out in support of Riyan and urged everyone to refrain from writing hateful comments.
“Don’t give unnecessary hate to a young player just cos he is confident in his ability,” he wrote on Twitter.
Parag was a big letdown in the 16th season of the tournament and was dropped from the playing XI on several occasions. RR didn’t get the expected results despite spending more than 3 crore on him.
Meanwhile, PBKS scored 187/5 with Sam Curran. Jitesh Sharma and Shahrukh Khan making contributions with the bat.