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Riyan Parag creates history, becomes first cricketer from Assam to debut for India

Riyan Parag creates history, becomes first cricketer from Assam to debut for India

Riyan Parag has played 115 T20 professional matches, scoring 2618 runs and 22 half centuries.

Riyan Parag has etched his name in Indian cricket history by becoming the first player from Assam to to represent the national team.  He played his first T20I match against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Saturday.

He was also the first cricketer from Assam to play for the under-19 World Cup back in 2018. 

Sharing moments of joy with dad

Parag’s historic debut wasn’t just a personal win; it was a heartwarming family moment for him as well. 

Riyan received his debut cap from his father at the Harare Sports Club. His father, Parag Das, was also a cricketer. He has played first-class cricket for Assam. 

The emotional scene unfolded before the first T20I against Zimbabwe, with a heartwarming hug capturing the joy of a dream come true for both father and son.

Failed to make a mark in the first T20I

Riyan failed to put on a show in his first-ever T20 international match. He only managed to score 2 runs on 3 balls. 

Great performance in  IPL paved the way

Parag’s exceptional performance in the IPL 2024 undoubtedly played an important role in securing him a spot in the national squad.  

He smashed 573 runs in 15 matches, including four half-centuries. This consistent and explosive batting display managed to get him into the Indian squad. 

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