IPL 2022: Former New Zealand pacesetter Simon Doull defended his statement about Rajasthan Royals playing Riyan Parag after a social media uproar.
IPL 2022: Simon Doull defends comments about Riyan Parag after social media uproar (Courtesy of BCCI)
- Simon Doull clarified his statement on Riyan Parag after social media uproar
- Parag has been a regular member of the RR outfit for the past four seasons
- Riyan Parag averaged in the Indian Premier League
Former New Zealand pacer and cricket commentator Simon Doull has clarified his comments about Rajasthan Royals youngster Riyan Parag following an uproar on social media. Parag has been a regular member of the RR outfit in the IPL for the past four seasons in particular.
A cricket fan took to Twitter to point out that Simon Doull was questioning RR’s decision to field Parag, despite his modest track record, and it was true, but he didn’t have the RR youngster on the national social media star. to call it television. Doull took note of the fan’s tweet and explained his statement.
In the recent Ranji Trophy, the Assam cricketer scored 293 from six innings with an average of 48.83 with the highest being 91 (vs Uttar Pradesh). He also took seven wickets at an average of 24.42. However, he has failed to replicate the same form in the current season of IPL.
I think you’re missing the point. The social media tells me he’s popular and loved, but that doesn’t count when he’s in the middle. Runs and strike rate is its currency and IMO it’s not good enough. Maybe it got a bit lost in translation.. ???? Enjoy the game..
— Simon Doull (@Sdoull) Apr 5, 2022
“Simon Doull on-air questions RR’s decision to play Riyan Parag, who has a modest track record. I think that’s an honest opinion. But then he concludes by saying I know Riyan is a star on social media.” media, but that doesn’t count in a game. Why would a commentator say that on national television?
“Riyan Parag is someone who has already received so much flak for his celebrations and social media presence and these comments on the official broadcast do nothing but put his behavior under the scanner. Whether Parag deserves his place on the side or not is next to the point. A commentator should be focusing on cricket’s merits from a decision rather than commenting on one’s lifestyle choices,” tweeted one cricket fan.
“I think you missed the point. The social media tells me he’s popular and loved, but that doesn’t count when he’s in the middle. Runs and strike rate is his currency and IMO it’s not good enough. Maybe it’s a bit lost in translation, sorry.. Enjoy the game,” Doull wrote in his explanatory tweet.
“Sanju (Samson) bhai thought we should hold back a wicket option before the end. But Dinesh bhai and Shahbaz didn’t take any chances on the one thrown over by Chahal. They played him very well. It was a mental game and they were too good,” Parag said at the post-match press conference after RR lost to RCB on Tuesday.
“I think they played really well. DK and Shahbaz took the game away from us. Dinesh bhai was phenomenal. He came in and just took the game away from us. I don’t think we made many mistakes. I just feel like they were better on the given day,” he added.