TATA IPL 2022: R Ashwin termed “record holder”; #retiredout trends on Twitter

Rajasthan Royals’ R Ashwin was the first batsman in the IPL to be subtly retired out against Lucknow Super Giants on Sunday evening.

The hashtag “retiredout” is trending on Twitter after Ravichandran Ashwin retired out from IPL 2022 season’s 20th match against Lucknow Super Giants yesterday.

After walking off after his 28 for Rajasthan Royals on April 10, India’s Ravichandran Ashwin became the first hitter in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be “retired out.”


Ashwin, who had been promoted to No. 6, went off on 28 off 23, allowing Riyan Parag to join Shimron Hetmyer in the middle. Parag scored 8 runs on four balls. RR finished on 165 for 6 thanks to Hetmyer’s 59 off 36.

In an interview with Cricbuzz, Ashwin finally spoke up about the incident, saying, “It was an in-the-moment thing. It’s a team game that we often forget in the euphoria. But then it’s an important aspect of the game we haven’t considered. T20 is more a team game than we all know. It is almost as much as football. The goal scorers are like your opening batter or wicket-takers. But they are worth it only if your goalkeeper or defenders are ready to do what it takes.”

Only four hitters have been retired out in T20s, including Ashwin. Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, Bhutan’s Sonam Tobgay, and Cumilla Warriors’ Sunzamul Islam round out the list.