'Learnt things I didn't know about me': Parag on spending time with Sangakkara
The Indian Premier League (IPL) provides budding cricketers with a great platform to rub shoulders with some of the modern-day greats and numerous legendary cricketers. The learning is immense and the memories are cherishable. Rajasthan Royals' Riyan Parag's experience at IPL 2021 was no different. The Assamese cricketer praised the franchise’ Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara, saying he learned a lot from the Sri Lankan legend. Parag on Wednesday shared a picture of him posing with Sangakkara on his Twitter account and wrote a heartwarming caption that read: “Spent just a few weeks with him, but had so much fun and learnt things I didn't know about me! See ya soon @KumarSanga2 you're a LEGEND.” Nineteen-year-old Parag showed glimpses of his batting talent during IPL 2021. He scored 78 runs in seven matches at a strike rate of 144.44 with a best of 25.
Unfortunately, he had to bid the legend goodbye for now as the IPL GC and BCCI unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 due to the Covid-19 crisis in India. RR was fifth in the points table when the event was postponed indefinitely, with three wins and four losses from seven matches.
On Tuesday, sharing a message through a video on RR’s official social media handles, Sangakkara talked about the decision to postpone IPL 2021.