In the match played between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow on Sunday, R Ashwin retired from the field during Rajasthan’s innings. Ashwin made this decision on the team’s decision in the 19th over of the innings. In the last overs of the match, big shots were not coming out of his bat. He is the first player in the 15 years journey in the Indian Premier League, who got out like this.
He was only rotating the strike. He had started the batting well but later was unable to get the ball across the boundary. Because of this, Ashwin suddenly made this decision and went to the dressing room after telling the umpire.
Riyan Parag came out to bat, in place of Ashwin
Ashwin has become the first player in IPL history to retire. At the same time, he is the fourth player to do so in T20 cricket. This decision of Ashwin is being praised everywhere. He made this decision in the interest of the team.
Let us inform you that 4 wickets had failed for Rajasthan's 67 runs. After this, Ashwin played an important partnership of 68 runs with Hetmyer for the 5th wicket. Ashwin faced 23 balls and scored 28 runs. Two great sixes also came off his bat from him. He saved the wicket with Hetmyar, only then Rajasthan team could score 165 in 20 overs.
Game-Changing inning by Hetmyar
Shimron Hetmyer created the royal blast for Rajasthan Royals. His catch from him was first dropped by Krunal Pandya. After this, the West Indies batsman changed gear in such a way that the bowlers of Lucknow had no answer for him. Hetmyer's innings of 59 runs in 36 balls, which included one four and 6 sixes.
Thriller of the last two overs
Lucknow needed 34 runs to win in the last two overs. Marcus Stoinis and Avesh Khan of Lucknow were at the crease. In the 19th over, Rajasthan's famous Krishna came to bowl and he gave 19 runs, in the last over, Lucknow needed 15 runs to win and this is where the uncapped Kuldeep Sen did wonder. Stoinis could not score 15 runs in this over and Rajasthan beat Lucknow by 3 runs.