On Wednesday night, Ravichandran Ashwin added a fresh feather to his cap. Batting against the Delhi Capitals at Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium, the ace off-spinner achieved his first half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in just 37 deliveries.
Ashwin was assigned to bat at number three, which surprised the fans. He is one of the senior players in the camp, and following the early departure of Jos Buttler, he anchored the innings beautifully.
Ravichandran Ashwin’s New Batting Stance
Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the world’s sharpest cricketers. To the amazement of many, the all-rounder, who currently plays for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), batted at number three against Delhi Capitals.
Despite the fact that Ashwin, an all-rounder, has batted at number 3 on previous occasions, it was his low batting posture on Wednesday that seemed to have set the netizens talking.
In the 12th over of Rajasthan Royals’ inning, Ashwin faced Kuldeep Yadav and, much to the surprise of cricket fans, took an extremely low posture while batting, practically squatting down on the pitch.
What you doing Ash 🤣😝 pic.twitter.com/fmtJkx2c7o
— Krishna Tiwari (@krishnaa_ti) May 11, 2022
Furthermore, Ashwin was able to clear the boundary lines by stepping out of his crease and whacking Kuldeep straight down the ground for a six.
While Ashwin’s batting may have been unconventional, he seemed to get the best of DC’s bowlers, as he also scored a half-century.
Ashwin hit a couple of sixes and four boundaries during his time at the crease. However, the 35-year-old cricketer was dismissed by all-rounder Mitchell Marsh shortly after scoring the half-century. Marsh bowled a slower delivery, which Ashwin attempted to chip over mid-off. Unfortunately, he was caught by David Warner.
Meanwhile, the internet was enthralled by Ashwin’s remarkable knock. Everyone praised the Indian cricketer, whether they were past cricketers or fans.
Went low on his stance, but he was aiming high. Way to go @ashwinravi99 #TataIPL #RRvsDC
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) May 11, 2022
Albeit unconventional but RR making full use of Ashwin 😅 #RRvDC #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/6RZiAxbeIA
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 11, 2022
Stance by Ravi Ashwin. pic.twitter.com/pwbCTe7j31
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 11, 2022