Often, they say, cricket is a funny game. The players involved try their best to overcome the challenges posed by the opposition through their tactical thinking and skills. But sometimes, the pressure of a game or tense match situations can lead to bizarre moments.
A few moments in the Indian Premier League (2022) caught the attention of the cricket fans, which was certainly unusual in its truest sense. In this article, we will look at the top 5 of those bizarre moments in IPL 2022.
1. Ashwin retiring out
The unique moment in the IPL transpired in Match 20 of IPL 2022 between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). Royals got off to an average start with under 70 runs in 10 overs, with the loss of four wickets. The Royals needed a partnership to post a respectable total on the board, and the team management promoted Ashwin to the number six position. Initially, he took a few balls to settle down and hit two sixes and helped the team to accelerate the run rate.
However, he could not time the ball well and failed to strike the ball in the latter half of the innings. Thereafter, he decided to retire himself and invited finisher Riyan Parag at the crease in the 19th over. This move was a tactic to get a flourish for the Royals in the last few balls.