379911-ravichandran-ashwin-retiredNew Delhi: Rajasthan Royals cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin’s decision against Lucknow Super Giants in Sunday’s IPL match has stunned the cricketing world. During the match, Ravichandran Ashwin returned to the dugout without losing a wicket in the 19th over of the match, which surprised everyone. This will be the first time in the history of IPL that a batsman has been ‘retired out’.

Ravichandran Ashwin first in IPL history to be ‘retired out’ Batsmen. When a batsman leaves the crease without injury or without the permission of the umpire, he is considered ‘retired out’. In this case the batsman is considered out and cannot return to the field. Once a batsman retires, he cannot return to batting. On the other hand, a retired injured batsman can return to the field to bat as per the requirement of the team.

Good at taking advantage of rules Ashwin is good at taking advantage of rules. Ashwin batted sixth in the 10th over for Rajasthan Royals’ innings in the match. However, in the 19th over, Ashwin was ‘retired out’ as part of the strategy. Shimron Hetmyer stood in front when Ashwin decided to retire. During the innings break, when Shimron Hetmyer was asked about the whole incident, he said that he was not aware of it. Hetmyer said he didn’t even know why Ashwin suddenly left the crease and went into the dugout.

After the innings of Rajasthan Royals
Shimron Hetmyer revealed that he was not informed about Ashwin’s strategy. “I didn’t know,” Hetmyer said. He was a little tired too. It was a good decision as Parag also hit a six for us. Ravichandran Ashwin scored 28 runs in 23 balls with the help of two sixes.

Rajasthan Royals top the points table
Let us tell you that Rajasthan Royals registered a thrilling 3 run win over Lucknow Super Giants. Batting first, Rajasthan Royals scored 165 for 6 in 20 overs at the behest of Shimron Hetmyer’s half-century. In reply, Lucknow scored 162 runs for 8 wickets. While bowling for Rajasthan Royals, Yuzvendra Chahal took 4 wickets in 4 overs. With this win, the Rajasthan Royals team has reached the first position in the points table.