Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022 on 10th April (RR vs LSGAfter the match, everyone’s ‘retired out’ of Ravichandran Ashwin has become a topic of discussion. Why should it not be so, because in the 15-year history of IPL, no player or team has taken such a decision. In such a situation, now Rajasthan Royals Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara has told the back story of this decision.
Reason behind Ravichandran Ashwin’s retirement
Actually, after losing the toss in the RR vs LSG match, the top order of Rajasthan Royals, who batted first, was completely shattered. On the score of only 67 runs, 4 players of the team had caught the path of the pavilion. In the end, Ravichandran Ashwin comes to the crease and stops the fall of the wicket and goes out of the field after adding 28 runs to the team’s account. After this, Ryan Parayan comes to bat in his place. Talking about this whole episode, Kumar Sangakkara says,
‘It was the right time to do so. Ashwin himself took this decision. We had discussed earlier what to do. One mistake I made as coach was that I didn’t send Riyan Parag before Rasi van der Dusen. This did not allow us to take full advantage of Ryan. But Ashwin handled the situation well. He sacrificed his wicket in the interest of the team and later bowled brilliantly.
Work done by Rajasthan Royals
Ravichandran Ashwin has become the first player in IPL history to go off the field after being retired. He did this because Rajasthan needed a quick run in the last over, but Ashwin was failing to hit long sixes. In such a situation, Ravichandran Ashwin sent Ryan Prayag to the field, sacrificing his wicket. Who scored 8 runs in 3 balls. Which included a six.
In this match, Rajasthan had given a target of 165 runs to Lucknow. During this, Shimron Hetmyer scored the highest 59 runs for the Royals. While chasing the target of 166 Lucknow Need 15 runs in the last over. Where young bowler Kuldeep Sen spent just 11 runs and Rajasthan won the match by 3 runs.