Don’t even want to watch T20 World Cup, says Rajasthan Royals star Riyan Parag | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Known for speaking his mind, no matter what, young Riyan Parag on Saturday came up with a bold response when asked to predict the top four teams in the ongoing T20 World Cup, saying he is not interested in watching the tournament.
Parag, who is sometimes perceived as arrogant, said he will think about top four teams when he himself plays the World Cup.
The ICC’s cricketing extravaganza which is being jointly hosted by USA and West Indies kicked off on June 2.
In a clip that has gone viral on social media, Parag initially indicated that one of his choices would be India but then declined to answer the top four query.
“It will be a biased answer (prediction on top four teams) but to be very honest I don’t even want to watch the World Cup. I’ll just see who is winning it at the end and I’ll be happy. When I will play the World Cup, I will think about top four and all of that,” Parag said in a chat with The Bharat Army.
Recently Parag also claimed that he will go on to play for India one day, no matter what.
“At some point, you’ll have to take me, right? So that is my belief, I’m going to play for India. I don’t really care when,” Parag told PTI in an interview.
The 22-year-old from Assam enjoyed a breakout IPL season this year with 573 runs at a strike-rate close to 150, coming in at No.4 for the Rajasthan Royals.
Playing for Royals since his debut season in 2018, Parag’s totals in five previous seasons made for a sorry reading — 160, 86, 93, 183, 78.
But after pulling off a remarkable IPL season with the bat this year, there is a strong possibility that Parag along with Abhishek Sharma and Harshit Rana will be picked for the tour of Zimbabwe post T20 World Cup.


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