I’ve tried to copy Smriti Mandhana since she used to wear glasses: Riyan Parag

first_img Indo-Asian News Service JaipurMay 20, 2019UPDATED: May 20, 2019 11:55 IST Riyan Parag impressed for Rajasthan Royals during IPL 2019 (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSmriti Mandhana is among the few batters Parag admires and takes inspiration fromPerhaps, Parag is one of the few male cricketers who admit of being an ardent fan of women cricketersHe also revealed his experience of playing in the IPL17-year-old batsman Riyan Parag, who rose to fame after he helped Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in one of their fixtures in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted he admires leading woman batter Smriti Mandhana and tries to copy her style of batting.Mandhana is among the few batters Parag admires and takes inspiration from.”My dad is one of them (idols). He has to be the first one. Then there’s Sachin (Tendulkar) sir and Virat Kohli. And in women’s cricket, I’ve followed Smriti Mandhana since she used to wear glasses and play with a BAS bat. I was really young then. I love the way she times the ball and caresses it through point. I’ve tried copying that as well but it didn’t work out,” Parag said on the sidelines Red Bull Campus Cricket event in Jaipur.Perhaps, Parag is one of the few male cricketers who admit of being an ardent fan of women cricketers.He also revealed his experience of playing in the IPL. “I have learnt a lot from my first IPL stint. In IPL, you play with your idols and legends of the game. Just to share the dressing room was surreal,” Parag said.He further said that he doesn’t like to bat in the nets as he feels ‘locked’. “Actually, I hate batting in the nets. It’s just the closed environment. I feel someone has got a hold of me and I am like captured and locked.””Even before the matches, I try to hit as many sixes as possible,” he added.advertisementWhen quizzed about his most challenging moment from this year’s IPL, Parag said: “The time I felt really nervous this season was before the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. I don’t have a great record at the Eden Gardens. Before the KKR game, I’d scored nine runs in each of the three innings I’d played there. So the knock I played that day is the most special one for me this season. I feel pressure brings out my A-game,” he said.In that match, Rajasthan Royals were in serious trouble chasing 176 but Parag (47 off 31 balls) first joined forces with Shreyas Gopal and then with Jofra Archer to leave KKR fans at the Eden Gardens stunned.When asked if he reads about the comments made on social media about him, Parag said, “Yes, I do. I had this conversation with Ben Stokes after the Mumbai Indians match this season, where I did well and contributed with the bat. I asked him if he reads comments online and he said that he does no matter how he performed on the field that day.”You can’t really hide from that. If you post something on Instagram, people are going to tell you things to your face. And you’re bound to read those comments. But like I said, it’s all about keeping things simple and not thinking about it too much,” he added.Also Read | Playing for India my goal, says Riyan Parag after impressive IPL 2019Also Read | Riyan Parag to Alzarri Joseph: Youngsters who brought IPL 2019 aliveFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Riyan ParagFollow IPL 2019Follow Smriti Mandhana I’ve tried to copy Smriti Mandhana since she used to wear glasses: Riyan ParagRiyan Parag, who did well for Rajasthan Royals at IPL 2019, admitted to idolizing the India Women opener Smriti Mandhana along with Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkaradvertisementlast_img read more

Integrity of police officers personnel be monitored CP

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik in a crime review meeting told senior officers that integrity issues of police officers, personnel should be constantly monitored. The police chief also directed officers to keep a tab on beat staff.Police sources told Millennium Post that the police chief in the meeting on June 4 stated that all supervisory officers should seriously pay attention to this aspect. “Top cop told officers that integrity issues of police personnel, officers should be monitored and strict disciplinary action be initiated where complaints of connivance in organised crime or illegal activities come to notice,” police sources said. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkSources further revealed that staff should be clearly briefed that stern disciplinary action will be taken for acts of omission and commission. Further, CP said that district DCsP should closely monitor and ensure that the yardsticks for the posting of beat staff are strictly implemented. The meeting was held in Delhi Police headquarters. The top cop directed that the district DCsP should pay focussed attention for disposal of the cases, particularly rape and POCSO act cases and the pendency should be cleared on a regular basis. Special CsP (Law and Order) and Joint CsP (ranges) should also monitor it. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsAccording to Delhi Police, in 2018 the Delhi Police conducted 472 Vigilance Enquiries against police personnel. Out of 472 Vigilance Enquiries, allegations in 107 vigilance enquiries were proved against 272 police officials ( 5 ACsP, 62 Inspectors, 53 SIs, 53 ASIs, 45 HCs and 54 Constables and commensurate disciplinary action were initiated). According to the investigating agency, as many as 433 police personnel were placed under suspension for various commissions and omissions. “During the year, 318 police personnel (07 Insprs, 50 SIs, 45 ASIs, 52 HCs, 163 constables & 01 MTS) were awarded major punishments excluding 61 Dismissals. 1690 police personnel (82 Insprs, 364 SIs, 310 ASIs, 355 HCs 579 Constables) were awarded the minor punishment of Censure, revealed Delhi Police annual report of 2018 adding that during the year, 1238 such calls pertaining to allegations of harassment, inaction or corruption were attended to by the Flying Squad.last_img read more