Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni at all times stays in dialogue amongst cricket followers, consultants and pundits, regardless of whether or not he’s enjoying or not. The India wicketkeeper has been away from cricket since the end result of India’s World Cup marketing campaign final 12 months following a defeat to New Zealand in the semifinal. And but, everybody continues to surprise when would Dhoni return, or if Dhoni goes to retire. Fans proceed to speculate what lies forward in Dhoni’s future, whereas cricketers proceed to debate who could fill in Dhoni’s footwear when, he, does ultimately retires. India batsman Robin Uthappa, too, has entered a reputation in the day, as he believes a younger expertise from Rajasthan Royals could be the next Dhoni.
Riyan Parag featured for RR at IPL 2019, and confirmed glimpses of brilliance with the bat. The 18-year-outdated center-order batsman from Assam went on to create historical past as he grew to become the youngest batsman to rating a fifty in IPL historical past.
Speaking in an interview to Cricfit, Uthappa, who was purchased by RR at the auctions in December final 12 months, mentioned Parag could be the answer to ‘next MS Dhoni’ for India. “Currently, the young player which excites me out of my socks in Riyan Parag. I am extremely excited and he is the one to watch out for. I think he is someone who is looked after well and dealt well and nurtured well and will represent India for a very long time,” Uthappa mentioned.
“He could be India’s answer to the next MS Dhoni,” the batsman added.
Parag, in his younger profession, has to date performed 7 video games for RR by which he scored 160 runs and picked up 2 wickets. Recently, former Australia captain Steve Smith has additionally praised Parag for his maturity as a cricketer.
“Parag was really impressive; I have been watching him in the nets and with the bat looks like a seasoned campaigner. He’s a great kid and has a great future, I hope I was as confident when I was 17. When you are young and come into a team you have a carefree attitude and kept playing his shots,” Smith had mentioned of Parag.