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RR vs CSK: Riyan Parag Breaks Ravindra Jadeja’s All-time Record During IPL 2022 Match Against CSK

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Rajasthan Royals (RR) Riyan Parag has established a new record for the most catches taken by an Indian fielder in a single IPL season. Recently in the match against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Parag took his fourteenth catch in IPL 2022.

Obed McCoy came in to deliver the 10th over against CSK. On the fourth ball of the over, Narayan Jagadeesan charged and attempted to play a big shot off a slower ball. However, he didn’t time well and wound up giving a catch to Riyan Parag in the mid-off area.

Riyan Parag
Riyan Parag RR (Image Credit: Twitter)

Riyan Parag Behind Only AB de Villiers Now

Parag has been perhaps the best fielder in IPL 2022. He has made tough catches appear to be simple. Courtesy of Narayan’s catch recently, Parag currently remains on the top of the list for the most catches by an Indian in an IPL season.

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Former Chennai Super Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja held this record, having taken 13 gets each in 2015 and 2021. Indeed, even Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma got 13 gets in the 2012 release of the Indian Premier League.

AB Devilliers
AB Devilliers RCB [Photo: Twitter]

Ab de Villiers holds the overall record. Playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2016, de Villiers took 19 catches in 16 matches.

In front of the match between the RR and the CSK, Parag had a brief chat with the host broadcasters. He shared his views on how he plays the game and said:

“I believe cricket is a fun game and we started playing because we enjoyed it. So, when I’m playing, I try to enjoy it, and that enhances my performance as well. The season has been up and down but we’re in third place, that’s what matters.”

Ravichandran Ashwin Helps RR Defeat CSK And Finish In Top Two

Ravichandran Ashwin RR (Image Credits: IPL)
Ravichandran Ashwin RR (Image Credits: IPL)

Ravichandran Ashwin the allrounder conveyed Rajasthan Royals to the second spot in the league with a strained win over Chennai Super Kings in their last league match. On a sluggish pitch, the two sides utilized the powerplay prior to battling once the fields went out. Chasing was an advantage for the Royals as they were able to plan their innings better than the Super Kings

Super Kings’ lull was extreme: they could only double their powerplay score of 75 regardless of the set batter Moeen Ali batting practically through the innings. But, he also went from 59 off 21 to 93 of 57.

Royals scored 47 off their initial five overs however the following eight overs brought them only 37 runs at the deficiency of two wickets. Eventually, Ashwin, advanced at No. 5, hit three sixes in his 23-ball 40 not out to go with his bowling display of 4-0-28-1 to ease the Royals home.

Also Read: IPL 2022: Little Unfair On Ravindra Jadeja, But With MS Dhoni It Was Inevitable: Ajay Jadeja On CSK Captaincy Drama

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