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‘Reality Check: How Virat Kohli’s Rescue Act Aided India’s Star Tide Through a Difficult Period’


India lost to Pakistan in the Emerging Asia Cup final, which was disappointing for the young player.

Riyan Parag, an Indian all-rounder, turned heads with his explosive batting display during the recently finished Deodhar Trophy. After scoring back-to-back hundreds in the quarterfinal and semifinal, Parag hammered a magnificent 95 in the final versus South Zone as East Zone chased 329. Despite his team losing the championship game, Parag was voted the tournament’s top player with 354 runs and 11 wickets. After having a terrible performance in the most recent IPL and being viciously mocked by the fans and ex-cricketers for it, Parag was the target of some severe criticism.

After putting up an all-around performance in the Deodhar Trophy, Parag shared the advise of his hero, Virat Kohli, whose portrait he used as his WhatsApp profile image, and how it helped him get over the rough patch.

However, he sought the counsel of his idol, Virat Kohli, whose image he has set as his WhatsApp profile photo, amid the difficult moments in the IPL.I’m afraid I can’t tell you what was said exactly in the puri baat. “Something that has worked for half a year cannot be wrong after a few failures,” he informed me.

Because the IPL competition progresses so quickly, you may start to doubt yourself after losing two games. I’ve made a tonne of mistakes, as do all people. When two or three games go against you, you feel the need to alter your approach and work style, Parag told Indian Express in an interview.

Kohli had counselled Parag to use the challenging time as a “reality check” and to stick with the process, as Parag recounted.

“Take a reality check and accept that this is a bad phase, but it doesn’t mean that you need to change the process that has been working for you,” he advised, the speaker continued.

With a strike rate of 118.18, the 21-year-old, who made his IPL debut in 2019, could only manage 78 runs in 7 games.

Additionally, he had a poor Emerging Asia Cup run, in which Pakistan defeated India in the championship game.



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