Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag pulled off a stunning piece of fielding, as he ran Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli out at a crucial juncture in Match 43 of IPL 2021. Parag had shelled a difficult chance earlier in the over against the same batsman, while fielding at backward point.
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal got RCB to a flying start, adding 48 in 5.2 overs in response to RR’s 149/9. Padikkal was cleaned up by Mustafizur for 22, and Kohli, on the back of successive fifties, looked set for another big score.
Riyan Parag however, cut short his stay, firing a direct hit at the non-striker's end to have the right-hander short of his crease when on 25. Kohli was hesitant to go for the single initially, before going for it. Parag, stationed at backward point, dived across to stop the ball, picked it up and nailed a direct hit at the bowler’s end. Two balls earlier, he’d shelled a difficult chance off Kohli, while diving to his left to grab a fierce late cut.
Time to leave EARTH!
Very rare thing to happen!
Kya fayeda runout hogye pic.twitter.com/sNqb4dXBZY— ɪɴꜱᴏᴍɴɪᴀᴄ♠️♥️ (@iAbhiSaxena) September 29, 2021
Didn't expect this! :O :O
Runout ayadu paaavam 🤭 pic.twitter.com/lVCstHtokN— 🔥T A L L U R I🔥 (@aniltalluri58) September 29, 2021
Parag is enjoying it!
Very sad to watch him get runout!
Hahahaha! Sure thing.
No one's gonna stop RCB from winning this match!
Brilliant one from Parag!
Brilliant by Riyan Parag, after dropping a catch he redeems himself with the runout of Virat Kohli.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 29, 2021