MS Dhoni connection between Riyan and his father

MS Dhoni connection between Riyan and his father
Riyan Parag with MS Dhoni and his father Parag Das (right) (Photo courtesy Facebook)

New Delhi - Riyan hit a superb 31-ball 47 to help Royals register a stunning victory over Kolkata Knight Riders



By IANS

Published: Sat 27 Apr 2019, 11:38 PM

Last updated: Sun 28 Apr 2019, 1:42 AM

During the Chennai Super Kings game against Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League on April 11, 17-year-old Riyan Parag - who was making his IPL debut - was caught behind by MS Dhoni after he had scored 16 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. CSK went on to win that match by four wickets.
In that match, it was pointed out that Dhoni had first met Riyan when he was just three. A picture of the two had surfaced on social media in which the wicketkeeper-batsman is seen alongside a three-year-old Riyan.
Now, it has come out that it was Dhoni who had stumped Riyan's father Parag Das in one of the domestic games 19 years ago.
Dhoni, who had made his first-class debut in the 1999-2000 season of the Ranji Trophy for Bihar, had stumped Parag in the second innings after a 24-ball 30 during a game against Assam. Bihar went on to win by 191 runs.
Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle took to Twitter to come out with this interesting statistic.
Bhogle, while pointing this out, wrote: "Many years ago, in the 99-00 season of the Ranji Trophy (see the 2nd innings of Assam in this scorecard) http://www.bcci.tv/ranji-trophy-1999-00/match/60 .
An Assam opener, called Parag Das was stumped by a young keeper called MS Dhoni. Parag Das is Riyan Parag's father! And MSD is the constant!"
Some user had tweeted this stat tagging Bhogle.
On April 25, Riyan hit a superb 31-ball 47 to help Royals register a stunning victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL fixture.
 


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