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Retired Out in IPL: R Ashwin becomes first batsman to get ‘retired out’ in IPL History

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Retired Out in IPL: The IPL 2022 match between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants at the Wankhede Stadium saw Ravichandran Ashwin become the first batter in IPL history 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.

R Ashwin becomes first batsman to get ‘retired out‘ in IPL history during the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) match on Sunday, April 10, 2022.

What is Retired out?

In cricket, a batsman retires out if he retires without the umpire’s permission and does not have the permission of the opposing captain to resume his innings. If such a return does not occur, the batman is marked as “retired out” and this is considered a dismissal for the purposes of calculating a batting average.

R Ashwin in IPL history for Retired Out

R Ashwin etched his name in the history books during the league stage match between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants as he became the first batsman to be retired out in IPL. As per the ICC’s rules, a batsman can get ‘retired out’ during a T20 game.

ICC Law for Retired Out

According to MCC Law 25.4.3, “if a batter retires for any reason other than as in 25.4.2 (retires because of illness, injury or any other unavoidable cause), 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’.”

“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,” states ICC’s 25.4.1 law.

Fascinating T20 tactics

Retired Out in IPL – ‘Fascinating T20 tactics’ – Twitter lauds Ravi Ashwin for getting retired out in team’s interest in RR vs LSG game. Ravi Ashwin hogged the limelight as he was retired out during the innings.

It was a smart move from the Royals and well within the rules of the sport. In this case, he wouldn’t have got a chance to bat again as it was considered as a fall of wicket according to the rules.

Retired out in T20 History

Ravi Ashwin has become the first player in the history of the IPL to retire out. Overall, he is the fourth player to be retired out in T20 cricket

  1. Shahid Afridi,
  2. S Tobgay from Bhutan and
  3. Sunzamul Islam of Cummila Warriors
  4. R Ashwin from Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022. [Retired Out in IPL]

These are all the players opting to get out in such a fashion before.

Batting partner Hetmyer about Retired Out

“I had no idea about it (Ashwin’s retirement) – he was also a bit tired. It was a good decision, as the kid (Parag) hit a six for us,” Hetmyer said while speaking after the innings.

Twitter Lauds RR and Ashwin

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