DC vs RR: Riyan Parag becomes youngest cricketer to hit IPL fifty

Before Parag, Rajasthan team-mate Sanju Samson held the record for the youngest batsman to maiden IPL fifty. Samson achieved the feat when he was 18 years old.

Hailing from Assam, Parag is one of the most promising cricketers in this year's IPL.   -  ipl

Seventeen-year-old Riyan Parag became the youngest cricketer to score an IPL fifty when he hit Trent Boult for a six in the 20th over. On a day when most of his team-mates struggled to put bat to ball, Parag struck two maximums and four fours to reach 50 off 49 before holing out to Sherfane Rutherford off the last ball of Rajasthan's innings.

Before Parag, Rajasthan team-mate Sanju Samson held the record for the youngest batsman to maiden IPL fifty. Samson achieved the feat when he was 18 years old.

Hailing from Assam, Parag is one of the most promising cricketers in this year's IPL and was a part of the India Under-19 side for the two youth Tests in England. He was India's second highest run-getter behind Prithvi Shaw in the youth Tests and played a crucial role during India's win in Chesterfield.

In October 2017, he was named in India's squad for the 2017 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup. He made his first-class debut for Assam in the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy against Hyderabad and has one fifty to his credit.

In the 2016-17 Cooch Behar Trophy, Parag scored 642 runs in 14 innings with a best score of an unbeaten 202.

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