Rajasthan Royals Director of Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, said Ashwin handled the match situation really well by ‘retiring out’ at the right time.
“It was the right time to do that,” Sangakkara said at the post-match press conference. Ashwin himself was asking from the field as well and we had discussed just before that as to what we would do,” Sangakkara said at the post-match press conference.
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Rajasthan Royals won the match by 3 runs.
This move surprised a lot of people because not too many perhaps knew of the existence of this rule.
Ashwin retired out is fascinating T20 tactics. T20 is causing us to rethink the way we conceive the game of in the 21st century.😊😊
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) 1649605604000
The Royals had in fact discussed this strategy in their pre season chats and in Sunday decided to enforce this as per a joint on and off field decision to send in a batter so they thought could be a more effective pinch hitter in those circumstances.
While some might think that the move is a strange one, it’s within the rules and on Sunday the end result was the Royals winning the match by a narrow margin.
Riyan Parag smashed 8 runs off 4 balls.
WHAT THE RULES SAY:
According to the MCC laws of cricket:
25.4.1 A batter may retire at any time during his/her innings when the ball is dead. The umpires, before allowing play to proceed, shall be informed of the reason for a batter retiring.
25.4.2 If a batter retires because of illness, injury, or any other unavoidable cause, that batter is entitled to resume his/her innings. If for any reason this does not happen, that batter is to be recorded as ‘Retired – not out’.
25.4.3 If a batter retires for any reason other than as in 25.4.2, the innings of that batter may be resumed only with the consent of the opposing captain. If for any reason his/her innings is not resumed, that batter is to be recorded as ‘Retired – out’.
25.4.4 If after retiring a batter resumes his/her innings, subject to the requirements of 25.4.2 and 25.4.3, it shall be only at the fall of a wicket or the retirement of another batter.
INSTANCES OF BATSMEN RETIRING OUT (IN T20S):
Shahid Afridi – Pakistanis vs Northants Tour Match, 2010
R Ashwin – Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2022
Sonam Tobgay – Bhutan vs Maldives T20I, 2019
Sunzamul Islam – Cumilla Warriors vs CC, BPL 2019
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1st mankading to1st retired outashwin came long 😂🔥#raviashwin#RetiredOut https://t.co/xyBKvBnOIZ
— Jaywant Bhalchandra Patil (@jbpatil0214) 1649621673000
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— Harsh Singh (@harsh27402571) 1649656633000
R. Ashwin the pioneer in #IPL From First #Mankad in IPL to The First #RetiredOut in IPL Ashwin has done it all 😀 https://t.co/5CLbTlChR3
— Jayanta Kumar Nath (@IMJayNath) 1649610384000