Riyan Parag shares screenshot: Rajasthan Royals’ all-rounder recently shared a screenshot of his inbox on Instagram.
Rajasthan Royals and Assam all-rounder Riyan Parag has become the latest cricketer who has become a victim of cyber bullying.
The unfortunate development was made public by Parag himself as he shared a screenshot of his Instagram Inbox as a story on the same platform.
An Instagram user with his handle as “dighambar2345” had messaged Parag regarding him not concentrating in cricket and uploading useless stories on Instagram. The user further goes on to say that he hadn’t followed Parag to watch non-cricket related content.
Riyan Parag shares screenshot
Parag, 18, isn’t the first cricketer or a public figure to receive such hate messages on social media. Trolls tend to send similar messages to public figures for reasons which are beyond understanding.
As recent as yesterday, England and Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Jofra Archer has shared a story regarding getting racially abused on Instagram by an Indian fan.
“I given a lot of thought about reacting to this and I hope no one else has to deal with stuff like this on a regular basis, it isn’t ever acceptable and should be addressed properly in my opinion. I will never understand how people feel so freely to say these things to another human being it baffles me, read Archer’s story.
Parag, who made his Indian Premier League debut for Royals last season, scored 160 runs in seven matches at an average of 32 and a strike rate of 126.98 including his maiden IPL half-century.
Having played all the nine matches for Assam in the recently concluded season of the Ranji Trophy, the right-hand batsman scored 492 runs at an average of 35.14 including one century and three half-centuries to become his team’s second-highest (behind Rishav Das who scored 512 runs in nine First-class matches) run-scorer.