IPL 2022, RR vs LSG: Watch - Ravichandran Ashwin becomes the first player of getting retired out


Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals have clashed with Lucknow Super Giants in the 20th match of the ongoing edition of this tournament. Winning the toss, KL Rahul asked the opposition to bat.

Batting first, Rajasthan Royals posted a quite challenging total of 165 runs on the board. Shimron Hetmyer has been the best with the bat for Rajasthan Royals as he smashed one four and 6 sixes and remained unbeaten on 59.

Ravichandran Ashwin helped the left-handed batsman from the other end and scored 28 runs for his side. After the end of the first half, Shimron Hetmyer shared a few words about his crucial knock and said, "It was a bit difficult to start the innings as their spinners bowled in good areas.

The pitch was on the slower side, so I tried to stay there till then end when the pacers would come back on. It spun and bounced a bit, but in the end, it was lovely. I love playing against Holder, I know what he does, and he knows what I do," Hetmyer was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

Summary of the match between RR vs LSG:

IPL 2022 - Rajasthan Royals - Trent Boult

Following that, the West Indian batter also claimed, "It's nice to play against a fellow teammate. 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.

"We are in with a good chance. The bowlers need to keep the ball in good areas, if they do so, we are in with a fighting chance."

In the second half of the game, KL Rahul opened the innings with Quinton de Kock but Trent Boult has other ideas in his mind. The left-arm quick removed the opposition skipper off the very first ball he bowled.

The middle-order has collapsed after back to back wickets but Quinton de Kock tried playing some shots but he didn't time it well. However, in the end, Marcus Stoinis made Lucknow Super Giants stay in the match by sending off the ball over the boundary line. 

Despite his hard-hitting, Lucknow Super Giants lost the match by a margin of just 4 runs. Besides, during the first half of the game, Ravichandran Ashwin surprised everyone by making the bold decision of getting retired out.

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