Livestreams are a fun way for public figures to interact with their fans. But things can take an awkward turn when you end up revealing more than what you intend to. That’s what happened with Rajasthan Royals‘ middle-order batsman Riyan Parag. He recently found himself in the middle of a controversy when his YouTube search history was accidentally revealed.

Riyan is also a part-time gamer who regularly streams his gaming activities on social media. He has garnered over 65,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. During one such YouTube Live Session this Sunday, Parag forgot to hide his screen, exposing his search history to viewers. Searches like “Ananya Panday hot” and “Sara Ali Khan hot” were spotted. Screenshots of the stream quickly spread on social media garnering shocked reactions from the masses.

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What Transpired

The viral video, making rounds on social media, shows the RR player browsing content on YouTube. Minutes into the live stream, Riyan Parag was looking for some copyright-free music to play on his stream. That’s when he stumbled upon the free video streaming website: YouTube. While typing in the search box, his past searches about the Bollywood actresses and others appeared.

This incident has caused a public outrage, with many fans criticizing Parag for his inappropriate searches. When it comes to Riyan Parag, the 22-year-old is no stranger to controversies. The Guwahati cricketer has previously faced criticism for his arrogant social media posts and on-field behaviour. An incident like this can even overshadow his stellar performance in the IPL 2024 season where he scored 573 runs.

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The Batsman/Gamer

This IPL, Rajasthan Royals had a promising season but were knocked out of the tournament after losing the knockout Qualifier 2 game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Riyan Parag had been a leading contender for the title but failed to perform in this crucial match. Despite the backlash, Parag resumed his gaming live streams on YouTube, where he landed himself in this controversy.

Social Media Backlash

The video has stirred a buzz on social media, with many questioning the cricketer’s intentions. Others simply saw the funny side of it and created memes. “Indian guy, wearing a baniyan, sweaty summer, searching actresses. Many can relate with parag,” a netizen wrote. Another said, “So like an average 22 year old who doesn’t know when to stop sharing screen. Would suggest not looking into incognito mode tabs.

Bro got caught in 4K 😭😭,” a comment read. “So many websites, Incognito mode but Riyan bhai still chose YouTube, Innocence level >>>>,” remarked another user. “Glad it’s not “Virat Kohli Hot”💀” said another. Some even mocked his music taste based on his YouTube search history, “Shame on Riyan Parag for listening to Emiway Bantai 👎”

This incident has sparked a broader conversation about privacy and the consequences of public figures’ online behaviour. It serves as a reminder that athletes and celebrities need to be mindful of their actions – both online and offline, as their behaviour can have significant repercussions on their careers and public image.