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Watch: Riyan Parag's Father Lays India Cap on Son's Head in Historic Moment for Assam in 1st T20I Against ZIM

Emotions have been running high in Indian cricket since they won the T20 World Cup by defeating South Africa in the final last week. Their new voyage in this style with a youthful Zimbabwean team started on a similar note. However, the grounds behind the emotions were vastly different this time. Riyan Parag was in […]

Emotions have been running high in Indian cricket since they won the T20 World Cup by defeating South Africa in the final last week. Their new voyage in this style with a youthful Zimbabwean team started on a similar note. However, the grounds behind the emotions were vastly different this time. Riyan Parag was in the center of that.

Parag is one of three cricketers who made their debuts for India on Saturday, with Abhishek Sharma and Dhruv Jurel. It was a watershed event for Parag, who became the first male cricketer from Assam to represent India at the highest level. The 22-year-old’s father, Parag Das, gave him the India cap, making the event even more meaningful.

It was a nice gesture by the Indian team management to offer Parag Das the honor of handing the India cap to his son. Parag Das was a professional cricketer who represented Assam in 43 first-class matches and 32 List A games.

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