Ravichandran Ashwin is a fierce competitor on the cricket field. Moreover, he is a team man and can do whatever the team demands from him to win a match. This was again evident from the match last night played between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants. Ashwin playing for RR became the first batsman in the history of the IPL to be tactically retired out.
Promoted to No. 6, Ashwin was on 28 off 23 when he walked off, allowing Riyan Parag to join Shimron Hetmyer in the middle. Parag ended up scoring eight off four balls. Hetmyer struck 59 off 36 as RR finished on 165 for 6. “I literally have no idea about that retire-out decision from Ashwin! It was a good decision in the end,” Hetmyer told Star Sports during the innings break.
Ashwin came into bat when the team was in a dire state. He along with Hetmyer gave a good flow to RR innings and when RR saw that has come for finisher Ryan Parag to hit some blows, they call out Ashwin and he readily agreed to do so.
Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times
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