Riyan Parag bowled a ball with a low trajectory against Punjab Kings on Monday.© Twitter
Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag’s bowling action in the match against Punjab Kings on Monday intrigued cricket fans and experts alike. While the IPL called it “right arm perpendicular”, fans found amusing ways to describe Parag’s bowling action. Parag isn’t the first one to try this action, though. Previously, Ravichandran Ashwin in this season and Kedar Jadhav have also bowled with their bowling arm almost perpendicular to the body. IPL’s official Twitter handle asked fans about their views on Parag’s bowling action. “That is right-arm perpendicular. What name can you think of for this unique action?” the photos were captioned.
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Watch the video here:
Riyan Parag attempts a Kedar-esque delivery pic.twitter.com/m1qCfDKMEW
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Fans came up with amusing response to Parag’s tactic which he used against Gayle.
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“Riyan Parag is the first bowler to give himself a no ball,” a fan said.
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“Riyan Parag comes to bowl took a wicket of Gayle while dancing,” another user said.
In the match, Parag eventually accounted for Chris Gayle‘s wicket as the West Indies big-hitter hit one in the deep to Ben Stokes, who completed a fine catch.
Parag bowled just one over in the match and gave away just seven runs while picking up the big wicket of Gayle.
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