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WATCH: Ravichandran Ashwin almost sits on pitch while playing shot to Kuldeep Yadav’s delivery; confuses everyone on field

The batter crouched so low in his stance that it seemed he was sitting on the pitch.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 11 May 2022 9:43 pm

India cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin is known for his knowledge of the game of cricket. The off-spinner always pulls a leaf out of nowhere to leave everyone amazed. He also doesn’t shy away from taking bold actions on the field. It was Ashwin who mankaded Jos Buttler in an IPL game and backed his decision every time he was questioned.

Nonetheless, the India all-rounder does such infamous things to baffle spectators as well as his opponents. In the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Ashwin made headlines with his decision to retire out in a game. Sent into bat in the middle order, Ashwin walked back to the pavilion after informing the umpires.

And now, in his team’s game against Delhi Capitals (DC), Ashwin left everyone amazed with his batting stance. Coming into bat at No.3 for RR, Ashwin played some good shots early in his innings. However, he took a bizarre stance when spinners came into the bowl. The batter crouched so low in his stance that it seemed he was sitting on the pitch. Ashwin continued with that stance even against pacers.

Watch the video here:

Ashwin scores his maiden IPL fifty

The tactics to promote Ashwin in the batting worked wonders for Rajasthan Royals (RR) as the all-rounder scored a brilliant half-century off 37 balls. Ashwin took the attack to the opposition and scored timely boundaries to keep the scoreboard running. The right-handed batter hit four boundaries and two sixes in his innings of 50 off 38 balls. This was also Ashwin’s maiden IPL half-century.

Apart from playing attacking shots, Ashwin also rotated the strike and formed a partnership with Devdutt Padikkal. Both the batters put on 53 runs together for the third wicket and kept DC bowlers devoid of a wicket for six overs.

 

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