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Riyan Parag Plans for a 'Collab' With Rajasthan Royals’ New Recruit Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi will be playing alongside Riyan Parag at RR.

Tabraiz Shamsi will be playing alongside Riyan Parag at RR.

Shamsi has been a part of the IPL in the past. In 2016, he represented Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and claimed four wickets in three games.

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals revealed on August 25, the signing of South African leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi for the second phase of the tournament. Currently ranked world’s No.1 T20 bowler, the new RR addition will join the team as a replacement for Australian pacer Andrew Tye. Tye pulled out of the remainder of the IPL because he wanted to spend time with his family. Shamsi will join a solid wrist-spin contingent in the squad that boasts of leg spinners like Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, and Riyan Parag.

Reacting to RR’s fresh recruit, Parag asked Shamsi to join him in the celebration. The young RR all-rounder, who is known for his ‘selfie’ celebration, wrote on Twitter, “DM to collab. Let’s celebrate together soon, Tabraiz Shamsi.” Shamsi, who happens to have a reputation across the globe, for celebrating with his shoes, responded to Parag’s tweet. “For sure, bro. I believe you have a few things to teach me when it comes to celebrations,” wrote Shamsi in a tweet.

Shamsi has been a part of the IPL in the past. In 2016, he represented Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and claimed four wickets in three games.

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first published:August 27, 2021, 14:52 IST