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The IPL 2022 match between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday saw R Ashwin become the first batter in IPL history to be Retired Out.

During this, the umpire also tried to stop him but Ashwin stayed straight in the dugout. Taking a decision in the interest of the team, Ashwin declared himself retired so that the batsmen coming forward could score runs faster.

Retired out even before Ashwin: 

  • Only four batters, including Ashwin, have been dismissed Retired Out in T20s.

  • Shahid Afridi for Pakistanis (vs Northamptonshire), S Tobgay of Bhutan (against Maldives) and Sunzamul Islam of Cumilla Warriors (vs Chattogram Challengers) round up the list.

What is the rule?

  • 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.’”

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