According to Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Riyan Parag says, MS Dhoni is Best Finisher, and no one can match the former Indian captain’s skills in this role.
IPL 2023: Riyan Parag says, MS Dhoni is Best Finisher
The 21-year-old cricketer from Guwahati, who is set to play his fifth IPL this year, expressed his contentment in playing the role of a finisher. However, if given the opportunity, he would prefer to bat at No. 4 in the tournament. During Riyan Parag says, MS Dhoni is Best Finisher, nobody come close to him.
“If they (Royals) were to ask me where I want to bat, I would say No. 4. But, then, like always, I am open to bat wherever the team needs me and wherever they think I fit the best. It is a team game; whichever way the combinations match up, I am happy to contribute,” – Parag told PTI.
“I have been doing the finishing role for the last three years now. There is just one name that comes to my mind which I also have said before, MS Dhoni. I do not think anyone else has mastered that art. Going into that role, I always look up to him, how he finishes games or how he takes the game deep,” – Parag added.
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As Per Riyan Parag says, MS Dhoni is Best Finisher, Parag is optimistic about his performance in the upcoming IPL 2023, as he had a successful domestic season for Assam. In the previous four editions of the T20 competition, he had a mostly unproductive stint. During IPL 2023 Riyan Parag Claims that Nobody Comes Close To MS Dhoni.
Last season in the IPL, he only managed to score a single half-century and accumulated a total of 183 runs in 17 games with an average of 16.64.
In IPL 2023 Riyan Parag says, MS Dhoni is Best Finisher. Parag, who was part of the victorious U-19 World Cup team in 2018, showcased his batting prowess in the 2022-23 Vijay Hazare Trophy by scoring a remarkable 552 runs in just nine games. He maintained an impressive average of 69, which included three centuries and a half-century, making him the fifth-highest run-scorer in the tournament.
During the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, the right-handed batsman scored a total of 253 runs with an impressive strike rate of 165.35. He also managed to score two half-centuries during the tournament.
“I had a very good domestic season and, in the buildup for the IPL, we have had a few camps in Jaipur. Everyone has looked in good touch with both the bat and the ball. I do not think the confidence part has changed; I have always been confident. The performances have come through, so that adds a different dimension to the mental state that any player has. When you are confident and have performances to back you, it gives an extra oomph of self confidence,” – Parag said.
Riyan Parag says, MS Dhoni is Best Finisher, Parag said he has also worked hard to improve his bowling. “I feel there has been a big improvement (in my leg-breaks) since I have bowled a lot of overs this season. I have bowled more than 350 overs. I put in a lot of work in my bowling so that I am able to chip in whenever my team needs me,” – he said.
Although Parag has faced social media trolling in the past, he claims that it no longer affects him.
“Earlier, it did affect me and it hampered my performance. But now I am pretty straight on what I want to do on social media. I have a lot of strong opinions; I just like to state them and I am not waiting for anyone else to reply or give their opinions,” – Parag said.
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