R Ashwin became the first cricketer to be retired out in the history of IPL.
On the third ball of the 19th over, Ashwin dragged the ball to the covers and completed a single but he did not stop running and stopped only after he had reached the dressing room.
RR took a call to retire him out and send in Riyan Parag in the middle. As per IPL rules, a batter can be retired out in the matches and what Ashwin did was all within the rules of the game.
Parag who came to bat in his place could not do much though as he scored 8 off 4 balls and perished.
RR, thanks to fifty from Shimron Hetmery, reached 165/6 in 20 overs.
Check out reactions of IPL fans as they were clueless to why Ashwin went out, check reactions below:
Ashwin out there treating cricket like a deep sea expedition. Man’s out there discovering something new every other time.
— Heisenberg _ (@internetumpire) April 10, 2022
— Nidhi Naik _ (@nidzemiyy) April 10, 2022
— Karamdeep Singh (@oyeekd) April 10, 2022
This move has been discussed so often over the last five years but it takes a brave team and a selfless player to translate theory into practice
Parag only made 8 off 4 balls – but that should be enough to vindicate the decision, with Ashwin striking at 122 in his innings
— Matt Roller (@mroller98) April 10, 2022
— Mirchiwallah (@mirchiwallah1) April 10, 2022
Lucknow Super Giants produced a fine bowling effort before Shimron Hetmyer struck a fluent fifty to help Rajasthan Royals post 165 for six in an Indian Premier League match on Sunday.
Hetmyer remained unbeaten on 59 off 36 balls to take RR to the total after they were at 67 for four at one stage. Krishnappa Gowtham (2/30) and Jason Holder (2/50) shared four wickets between them for LSG.