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Riyan Parag broke the silence about the dispute with Harshal – what happened in the match

New Delhi, Online Desk. In IPL 2022, there was a tremendous competition between Rajasthan and Bangalore. Both the teams had faced each other twice in the league stage. RCB won the first match and Rajasthan won the second league match. During the second match, there was a dispute between the young Rajasthan batsman and RCB’s leading bowler Harshal Patel. This controversy had increased so much that after the match, Harshal Patel did not even think it right to shake hands with Parag.

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Riyan Parag has broken his silence regarding that incident

Now Riyan Parag has broken his silence regarding that incident and told why Harshal Patel did not shake hands with him. He said that last year, when we were playing against RCB, Harshal Patel got me out. When I was going back, he gestured his hand and asked me to leave. I didn’t see this thing when I went back to the hotel and saw the replays. It stuck in my mind ever since.

Now, when I hit him (Harshal) in the last over (against RCB in IPL 2022), I made the same gesture. I didn’t say anything, I didn’t abuse. But then, Siraj told me that even Harshal had not said anything.”

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When the innings was over Siraj said to me, ‘Hey, come here,’ he said, ‘You are a child, behave like a child’. I told him, ‘Brother, I am not telling you anything’. By then the players of both the teams came and the matter ended there. Later Harshal did not shake hands with me which I thought was a bit immature.”

18 runs were scored in Harshal Patel last over

In that match, Parag played a stormy innings of 56 runs in 31 balls. He scored 18 runs in the last over of Harshal Patel. However, when it comes to Riyan Parag’s performance in IPL, he did not get a chance to bat much. He scored 183 runs in 14 innings with 1 half-century and took 17 catches.

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