Rajasthan Royals all-rounders Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia have caught the attention of netizens with their quirky new celebration during their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday.
The duo first showcased the celebration after Parag took a sharp catch to dismiss KKR top-scorer Rahul Tripathi.
Tripathi was looking to up the ante against Mustafizur Rehman, but was foxed by a slower one as his attempted slog rose high into the night sky, before being nonchalantly caught by Parag behind square leg.
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Parag then brought up his imaginary cell phone and took a selfie with Tewatia to celebrate the dismissal.
The duo repeated the celebration after Parag took another sharp catch to get rid of Pat Cummins in the 20th over, this time Tewatia taking the selfie.
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Born in Assam’s capital Guwahati, Parag had earlier caught the attention with his ‘Bihu dance’ celebration a traditional folk dance from his home state.
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Playing at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, Chris Morris finished with a four-wicket haul as Rajasthan restricted Kolkata to a lowly 133/9 in 20 overs. Both sides are in dire need for a win, having lost three of their four games so far this season.