IPL 2022: I’ll try to get some tips – Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Riyan Parag looking to crack R Ashwin’s brains

Excited to share the dressing room with Ravichandran Ashwin, young Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Riyan Parag said he wants to “smash his head” at the Indian off-spinner ace in the upcoming IPL.

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals' Riyan Parag excited to team up with R. Ashwin (Courtesy of BCCI)

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag excited to team up with R. Ashwin (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Riyan Parag happy to share dressing room with R Ashwin
  • Ashwin was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 5 crore at a mega auction
  • Parag will be participating in its fourth season in the Indian Premier League

Rajasthan Royals young all-rounder Riyan Parag is looking forward to sharing the dressing room with Ravichandran Ashwin and wants to ‘smash his head’ at the Indian star-off spinner in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Ashwin will add firepower to Rajasthan’s spin department when he was bought by the early IPL champions for Rs 5 crore after an aggressive bidding war with Delhi Capitals.

Parag will be taking part in his fourth season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when his side kick off the season in Pune in two weeks. The all-rounder from Guwahati has 30 IPL games under his belt and is ready to make the most of his fourth season in the league.

“That’s definitely going to be Ashwin… If not the best of all time, he’s like one of the best off-spinners in the world,” Parag, a spin-bowling all-rounder, said in a press release from his franchise.

“I will definitely try to take a red ball with me in the tournament to get some tips.

“But even with the white ball, I guess if I can educate his brain about the strains and all the mysteries. I think my white ball bowling will be a lot better after the season,” he added.

“I started my IPL journey with the Royals and I’m delighted to have been bought back. I know there were four teams involved in the bid and it was nice to see because it means I did something right.” Parag, who was bought back by RR for Rs 3.80 crore, continued.

The youngster, who recently appeared in his final exams, said he always wants to return to the Royals squad.

“Why this team means so much to me is because of the very family atmosphere where everyone cares about you, everyone is very friendly and approachable,” he said while quarantining ahead of the season.

At the recent Ranji Trophy, the Assam cricketer had 293 points from six innings on an average of 48.83, with his highest being 91 (vs Uttar Pradesh). He also took seven wickets for an average of 24.42.

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