‘What hurts me the most…’: Riyan Parag says he does not take anything for granted
Riyan Parag played terribly with the willow in the Emerging Teams Asia Cup, which just ended. This led to a backlash and abuse on social media.
Parag had a forgettable IPL 2023. In seven games, he only scored 78 runs, which is an average of 13. Even though he had a lot of chances for the company, he couldn't take advantage of them. His mark at the plate after 54 games is 16.22.
But Parag has been in bad shape in the Deodhar Trophy, which is still going on. He has made 259 runs, with an average of 86.33 and a strike rate of 133.51, which is very fast.
In a recent interview, the 22-year-old talked about how he handles critics and trolls, saying that he has never taken anything for granted.
"What hurts me the most is that people think I take it for granted or that I have some ties or sources. I told you about my journey, so that's not true at all. People from Assam haven't played at the IPL level, but I'm going to play a lot more.
I don't take anything for granted, and people who know me well will tell you that I work like crazy. I don't brag about any of that on social media, so no one knows about it. If you don't want to get to know me, you can make all the assumptions you want," Parag told Crichistory.in in an interview.
"I could care less. I could not care less what other people think of me. I'm going to play cricket the way I did when I first started. Back then, I had a lot of fun. I want to be able to play cricket the way I want to. "Performances don't really matter to me as long as I'm having fun and can keep my cool," said Parag.