The 58th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 is being played between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. In this match, DC skipper, Rishabh Pant won the toss and decided to bowl first. His decision seems to be correct, as his bowlers sent Jos Buttler to the pavilion early and kept the RR batters silent in the first 10 overs. During the match, surprisingly, the veteran spinner, R Ashwin came to bat at number three.
R Ashwin eventually went back to the pavilion with a score of 50 runs from 38 balls. DC is playing against RR to strengthen their chances of making it to the playoffs. DC won the toss and opted to bowl first. They reduced the opposition to 54/2 at one stage but R Ashwin and Devdutt Padikkal steadied the ship for RR.
Ashwin went on to score a fifty but Mitchell Marsh dismissed him with a unique send-off. Marsh came out to bowl the 15th over of the innings. He bowled a slow delivery outside off on the first ball and Ashwin tried to smash it for maximum, Ashwin was trying to shift the gears after completing fifty, however, he mistimed it and David Warner caught him at mid-off.
Mitchell Marsh was seen celebrating the dismissal of Ashwin on 50 runs by imitating high-fives producing a unique and quick celebration. Here is the video of the dismissal:
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (Captain & Wicketkeeper), Devdutt Padikkal, Rassi van der Dussen, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Pradih Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Sen.
Delhi Capitals Playing XI: David Warner, KS Bharat, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Chetan Sakaria, Kuldeep Yadav and Anrich Nortje.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the incident:
Ashwin's wicket has come as blessing in disguise for RR. Sanju and dottikal both need to accelerate now. #RRvsDC
— Gaurav (@Gauravvq) May 11, 2022
Taking Ravi Chandran Ashwin's wicket is big task for every bowler now days, looks like neither he have to retire himself or have to play silly shot to sit in stands and make captain come on crease. #RRvsDC
— Manavdeep Singh (@CricvocateManav) May 11, 2022
RR strategy seems to be if buttler gets out , send ashwin and if buttler remains , send samson
— Clairvoyant (@Anachronist26) May 11, 2022
ashwin came when their best batsman got out early.. more pressure
— Archit. (@kollytard) May 11, 2022
— વિવેક (@VickyT_LFC) May 11, 2022
— Vinith❤Tammy (@ViniSayz) May 11, 2022
— SAGAR BIRLA (@birlasagar12) May 11, 2022
Brilliant batting by Ashwin hit a 50 and got out 🐐
— REP (@ANUSREET4) May 11, 2022
Ashwin says to his team… Sab main hi karunga ya tum bhi kuch…. And gets out 😄
— krishnaisfaith (@atrivandi) May 11, 2022