Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are locking horns with Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 20th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. R Ashwin has often made headlines for his stance either in favor or perhaps against the MCC rulebooks. The 35-year-old player did another tactical move against LSG for his side RR when he was ‘retired out’ (not retired hurt) for 23-ball 28.
Earlier in the game, KL Rahul won the toss and invited RR to bat first. Despite having a decent start, the Royals were reeling at 67/4. However, Shimron Hetnyer did the rebuilding job for the team alongside R Ashwin as they made a brilliant partnership of 68 runs, and surprisingly, the latter was retired out in the 19th over. Eventually, RR reached a respectable total of 165/6 owing to the late blitz of Hetmyer as he smashed 59 off 36 balls.
R Ashwin was batting on 28 off 23 balls and gave the opportunity to Riyan Parag to finish off the innings. The move worked out perfectly, as the RR posted a good total. Notably, this left the world of cricket stunned, and Hetmyer expressed the same feeling after their innings were over, saying he had no clue what happened at that point in time.
Here is the video of R Ashwin getting retired out:
— James Tyler (@JamesTyler_99) April 10, 2022
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Kuldeep Sen, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Here is how the fans reacted to the incident:
Ashwin retired OUT
— Ryan (old acc) (@ryandesa_7) April 10, 2022
— Harshit Poddar (@harshitpoddar09) April 10, 2022
Ashwin>>>>> rohit sharma
Yaar ashwin was batting better than Rohit Sharma
— 𓃵❌⭕ (@msd_tweetz) April 10, 2022
what you always wanted to happened @cricketaakash sir . They must have retired out ashwin here !!
— Schoobham (@WatchtheBall18) April 10, 2022
— ViSHaL 🇮🇳 (@vishal_z3) April 10, 2022
— Aadil Firdous77 (@AadilFirdous77) April 10, 2022
Ashwin retired out.
Could be also going Live on YouTube any moment.
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) April 10, 2022
Ye kya hua ashwin chala gaya or parag aa gaya batting karne 😳
— Supriya (@Supriya_pro) April 10, 2022