WATCH: Riyan Parag smashes a six off a 142 kph bouncer from Anrich Nortje; Rishabh Pant keeps watching as the ball sails into the stands
Riyan Parag reacted to a high-speed short ball from Anrich Nortje with an effortless six off a hook shot in Mumbai.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) young gun Riyan Parag smashed Delhi Capitals (DC) speedster Anrich Nortje for a tremendous six in the IPL 2022 league stage encounter played on Wednesday (May 11). Parag hooked Nortje for a maximum that sailed over the boundary ropes, 92-metres away from the batter's position.
It was a stroke that once again reinforced the talent and promise of the young Assam right-hander, who has been doing the difficult end-overs slogging duties for his team for past three seasons of IPL now.
Finding a short-ball in his radar, Riyan Parag went back and across to unveil a terrific six in the backward square leg region. So good was the stroke from that it got even DC skipper Rishabh Pant, a renowned explosive batter in his own right, nodding in approval.
Riyan Parag smashes Anrich Nortje for six; Pant watches in awe
Pant was seen watching the six in awe from behind the stumps, with Riyan Parag looking unruffled by the speed of the ball from Nortje and giving it the full monte. The uncapped Indian batter, too, would've felt satisfied after smashing Nortje well over the deep square leg region.
The six was seen in its full glory in the back half of the 17th over in RR's first-innings. Having walked in at No.6 again, Parag was eyeing fours and sixes with the innings nearing its close. The batter's eyes lit up seeing a short-ball into his body was Nortje and he went for a hook that gave him the desired result.
But the batter responded to his naysayers with an eye-catching six that nearly went into the second tier of the stand at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
Earlier in the tournament as well, Parag came up with a critical half-century to save the day for RR against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Pune when the Royals were in a position of strife.