After a heated IPL 2022 clash, Harshal Patel declines a handshake from Rajasthan Royals’ young star

Harshal Patel Refuses A Handshake Riyan Parag
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After a violent dispute between Harshal Patel and Riyan Parag earlier in the game IPL 2022 RR vs RCB on Tuesday, Harshal Patel refused to shake Riyan Parag’s hand. The Royals won the game by 29 runs after bowling out the Royal Challengers Bangalore for 115 in 19.3 overs. Following the game’s conclusion, another dispute erupted when Harshal appeared to reject Parag’s attempt at a handshake. While Parag initiated the handshake, Harshal ignored the RR player and walked right by him.

It was a moment that took the internet by storm. People immediately started sharing and retweeting the pictures and videos of the incident.

The first innings of the match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore ended in controversy when Riyan Parag and Harshal Patel engaged in a verbal brawl. Parag was unbeaten on 56 after hitting Harshal for 18 runs in the penultimate over of the innings to guide the Royals to a competitive score of 144/8 in 20 overs.

However, when the players from both teams were leaving the field, Parag turned and waved toward what appeared to be a jab at him from an RCB player; the youngster and Harshal ultimately had some words before the others interfered.

After the match got over, players from both the teams gathered to shake their hands with each other. As Harshal passed by his extended hand, Parag returned his gaze, before going back to his colleagues and celebrating their 29-run triumph, which sent them to the top of the IPL 2022 points table.

The Royals’ Riyan Parag was the hero of the show, saving them with his bat following a top-order collapse. He came in with the score at 68/4 after 9.3 overs and smashed his first half-century of the season to help the side reach 144/8.

Parag hasn’t quite hit his stride with the bat this season, but he was at his best on Tuesday, hitting 56 off 31 deliveries to help his club post a solid total. He had three boundaries and four sixes in his innings.

With his undefeated half-century, Parag had single-handedly moved his side near to the 150-run mark, his greatest total in the IPL. During his innings, he hit three boundaries and four sixes.

Harshal Patel, on the other hand, finished his four overs with figures of one for 33. The Royals are presently at the top of the standings in the 2022 Indian Premier League with 12 points from eight games, after their win against the RCB. They have a better Net Run Rate than the Gujarat Titans, hence they are ahead of them (NRR). The Titans, on the other hand, may recover first place if they defeat the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their match later tonight.

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