‘A lot will happen in the coming days,’ says Ravichandran Ashwin of the idea of retiring out. Ashwin recently retired, making him the first player in IPL history to do so.
Ravichandran Ashwin, the veteran spinner, recently became the first player in Indian Premier League (IPL) history to retire. The off-spinner now believes that the rule will not be stigmatized, and that it, like the run-out at the non-end, striker’s will be used more frequently in the future.
On April 10, Ashwin decided to return to the pavilion while batting for his franchise, Rajasthan Royals (RR), in a group stage match against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) (Sunday). In the tenth over of the RR innings, the right-handed batter was promoted ahead of Riyan Parag. Ashwin justified his management decision by scoring 28 off 23 balls before walking off during the 19th over to make way for Parag.
In football, these things happen all the time: R Ashwin idea of retiring out
Ashwin stated on his YouTube channel that these things are very common in football and that teams are “already late” in implementing this rule.
“It might work some of the time and it might not work some of the time.” These things happen all the time in football, and we still haven’t figured out T20 cricket. This is a sport for the millennial generation. This is the sport of the next generation. In fact, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo score goals frequently in football. However, their team’s goalkeeper must also save goals, and their defenders must defend well. Only then will a Messi or Ronaldo be in the spotlight,” Ashwin explained on his YouTube channel.
“T20 as a sport is approaching the level attained by football.” I did something similar [retiring out] to how they are using substitutions. We’re already late, but I expect this to become more common in the coming days. I don’t think it will have the same stigma as running someone out at the non-end.”
Meanwhile, RR leads the points table with three victories in four games. The Royals will play the Gujarat Titans (GT) in their next match on Thursday, April 14 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.