Watch: Riyan Parag emulates Kedar Jadhav's bowling action in IPL 2021
Imitating other bowlers' bowling action is one of the special feelings for any bowler in the game of cricket. There were several instances of bowlers trying to emulate other bowler's bowling action. The cricket fraternity has witnessed Ravichandran Ashwin trying out actions and variations of different cricket bowlers.
Ravi Ashwin has imitated Sunil Narine and Harbhajan Singh's bowling action in the past. Now, Rajasthan Royals' player Riyan Parag hogged the limelight when he mimicked Kedar Jadhav's bowling action. Kedar Jadhav is known for his wide-arm bowling action. He has often found success with this unique action.
Riyan Parag emulates Kedar Jadhav's bowling action
Jadhav may not know how exactly to bowl but he surely knows how to take wickets. He has performed really well under MS Dhoni. Jadhav also earned the title of "man with a golden arm". Meanwhile, Riyan Parag decided to emulate Jadhav's bowling action.
Initially, Parag bowled with this type of bowling action to Chris Gayle. The Universe Boss took a single and then he was dismissed by the same bowler. Parag performed his famous dance celebration after taking a big wicket of Gayle. The southpaw departed after scoring 40 off 28 balls including 4 fours and 2 sixes.
KL Rahul was the pick of the batsmen in Punjab Kings' batting line-up as he scored a staggering 91 off 49 balls. His innings included a flurry of 7 boundaries and 5 sixes to his name. Deepak Hooda smashed 4 boundaries and 6 hits over the fence at a strike rate of 228. He managed to score 64 off just 28 balls.
Chetan Sakariya who made his IPL debut with Rajasthan Royals was the pick of the bowlers. He took 3 wickets to his name in his quota of 4 overs. Overall, he conceded 31 runs in his bowling spell. Chris Morris was the next best bowler of Rajasthan Royals as he took 2 wickets to his credit, conceding 41 runs. Riyan Parag bowled just 1 over but proved to be productive in his spell by getting rid of Chris Gayle. Punjab Kings posted a colossal total of 221/6 in their quota of 20 overs.