Playing for the Rajasthan Royals (RR), Riyan Parag's bowling action has caught everyone by surprise on Monday. In an IPL match against the Punjab Kings (PBKS), the 19-year-old went extremely low to release the ball when bowling to Chris Gayle.
After Parag bowled the delivery, the umpire was seen having a word with him. Commentator Harsha Bhogle was surprised and said, "How low is a legal sidearm delivery?" Parag seemed to have "got away with it", said former Australian cricketer Michael Slater.
Meanwhile, Twitter users found his bowling action similar to that of Kedar Jadhav. Check out a few Twitter reactions:
Meanwhile, KL Rahul's 91 (50 balls) and Deepak Hooda's 64 (28 balls) helped the Punjab Kings reach 221/6.
Also, when Chris Gayle hoisted Ben Stokes for a six in his first over, he became the first batsman in IPL history to hit 350 sixes. Interestingly, no other batsman has even got 250 sixes with AB de Villiers coming a distant second with 237.
However, Gayle was dismissed by Riyan Parag for 40, just 10 short of his half-century.