IPL 2022: Riyan Parag and Harshal Patel get into a heated altercation
- Riyan Parag and Harshal Patel got into an argument after Parag hit two sixes in the last two balls
- RR batter finished with 56 runs off 31 balls
- Only three RR batters hit double figures
After the 20th over of the Rajasthan Royals' (RR) innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League on Tuesday, Riyan Parag and Harshal Patel appeared to get into a serious altercation. Harshal delivered the final over of the innings, during which Parag smashed a four and two sixes, one of which came off the final ball.
Parag finished the over with a six over cow corner, giving him a total of 18 runs off it. The RR batter finished the innings undefeated on 56 runs off 31 pitches and appeared to be strolling off the field at first. He then turned around and began arguing angrily with Harshal Patel, who was being held back by a member of the RR support crew.
The topic of the debate was obscured since the host broadcasters switched to commercials almost as soon as images of the exchange surfaced. The transmission, however, remained for a few seconds longer in the Hindi broadcast. As they walked away from the field, a few players from both sides exchanged remarks.
On Tuesday, the Rajasthan Royals batted first and scored 144 for 8. To suffocate the Royals' batting line-up, Josh Hazlewood (2/19), Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva (2/23) and Mohammed Siraj (2/30) each took two wickets. With his undefeated half-century, Parag scored his highest score in the IPL. During his knock, he hit three boundaries and four sixes. With his undefeated half-century, he was RR's lone bright point.
Despite losing IPL 2022 Orange Cap holder Jos Buttler and his opening partner Devdutt Padikkal early in the game, the Rajasthan Royals set a goal of 145 runs against the Royal Challengers Bangalore thanks to an excellent fifty from Riyan Parag.
Aside from Pirag, just three RR batters reached double figures. Ravichandran Ashwin, skipper Sanju Samson, and Daryl Mitchell each scored 17, 27, and 16 runs. Despite the fact that the majority of the RCB bowlers had a good day with the ball, the duo of Wanindu Hasaranga and Josh Hazlewood were the pick of the bunch, as both not only picked up two wickets each, but also had an economy of less than six.