Assam cricket’s blue-eyed boy Riyan Parag created history on Saturday when he became the first-ever cricketer from North East India to cross the ‘Crore’ salary mark in the Indian Premier League.
In a bidding war that lasted for quite some time between Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, and Gujarat Titans, it was his former team Rajasthan Royals who finally placed the winning bid and got him for a sum of Rs 3.8 crore.
It is Day 1 of the auctions today and with two new teams in the tournament, Indian players have been very much in demand. Riyan Parag represents Assam in domestic cricket and was also a part of the India Under-19 squad that won the 2018 World Cup.
Twenty-year-old Riyan has been a part of the Rajasthan Royals set up since the 2019 season and has played a few match-winning knocks for his team. An avid gamer, Riyan has featured in 30 IPL matches so far and has scored 339 runs which includes a half century.
His antics on the field including his Bihu dance have gained a lot of media attention as well in the last few seasons. Riyan’s father Parag Das has also played first-class cricket for Assam.
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