Ravichandran Ashwin has become the first batsman to be dismissed retired in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Yes, according to the recent information, Ashwin achieved this unique feat against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. Ashwin, who came in to bat at number six for Rajasthan Royals (RR), returned to the pavilion after the second ball of the 19th over of the innings. During this time, Ravichandran Ashwin contributed 28 runs off 23 balls, which included two sixes. Yes, and Ashwin was feeling tired while batting, due to which he thought it appropriate to give a chance to young player Riyan Parag to bat in the interest of the team.
Parag, on the other hand, scored an unbeaten eight off four balls (including a six). At the same time, former West Indies cricketer Ian Rafael Bishop reacted to the incident and called it a fantastic T20 strategy. In fact, Bishop tweeted and wrote, "Ashwin's retirement dismissal is a great T20 strategy. T20 is pushing us to rethink ways to imagine the game in the 21st century.'' On the other hand, after the Rajasthan Royals' innings, Shimon Hetmyer revealed that he was not informed about Ashwin's strategy. In fact, Hetmyer kept saying, "I had no idea about it (Ashwin's retired out). He was also a little tired. It was a good decision because the child (Parag) put a sixer for us.''
What does the rule say?- Actually, the rule states that the batsman will be considered to be retired out if he retires without the permission of the umpire and does not have the permission of the opposing captain to resume his innings. Yes and if there is no return to such a situation, the batsman is marked as 'retired' and is considered out in calculating the batting average.