Parag has been fortunate to interact with the legendary Virat Kohli on numerous occasions. This personal bond has proven invaluable to the young cricketer, as Kohli has generously offered technical insights and advice, helping Parag hone his skills to perfection.
Parag's stellar performances in the Deodhar Trophy have caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts nationwide. As a key player for the East Zone, he has exhibited exemplary prowess with both bat and ball.
His bat has sung melodiously, accumulating a staggering 259 runs in just four games at an astounding average of 86.33 and an explosive strike rate of 133.50. Two centuries stand as a testament to his exceptional ability, including a breathtaking knock of 102 off just 56 balls against the West Zone, followed by an unbeaten 102 off 68 balls, anchoring his team to a formidable total of 319 runs.
Parag attributes his recent success with the bat to his evolution as a cricketer over the past few years. Maturity and improved shot selection have been the defining factors in bringing consistency to his game.
He acknowledges his natural inclination to attack spinners, but through learning and experience, he has developed the discernment to avoid reckless shots and play with greater responsibility.
“There are a lot of people and a lot of things that try and bring down that confidence. But I think believing in yourself, working extra hard outside the field. On the field, I think that that's why the results are coming,” said Parag.
"I think I've gotten a lot of not mature for sure. I think two years back I would have hit some silly shot of the spinners because that's my natural game - I like hitting six of the spinners. I would have tried to force something and gotten out. But then now I think I'm a lot more mature," he added.">