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‘Very down to earth guy’: R Ashwin’s low batting stance against DC makes him the meme favourite

Although in the end, Delhi secured a comfortable win with 11 balls to spare, cricket fans called Ashwin the star of the night.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 13, 2022 2:17:55 pm
Fans can't stop talking about Ravichandran Ashwin's maiden 50 and low stance.

Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the best spin bowlers in India. However, it was his unique batting stance while scoring his maiden 50 in the ongoing IPL 2022 that made news. Now, fans can’t stop talking about the delightful surprise and his now-viral stance seen on the pitch.

Batting first against Delhi Capitals (DC), Rajasthan Royals (RR) lost Jos Buttler early on, prompting Ashwin to take the crease at no 3. While it left all baffled at first, Ashwin put all doubts to rest as he made a half-century off just 38 balls.

But what really got everyone talking online was his very low stance while facing a ball from Kuldeep Yadav. In a rather unusual stance, Ashwin was seen crouching low as he faced the spinner and knocked the ball out of the park.

Soon, it became the talking point of the night, with many comparing it to hockey penalty shots. While someone dubbed it as a “baithak shot”, the RR team went ahead and edited their all-rounder’s picture, photoshopping a chair near him. “Why stand and deliver, when you can sit and deliver?” the team quipped.

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Many others joined the conversation, as they hailed the player for his grit and determination. Check out some of the funniest reactions about Ashwin’s performance here:

Many others joined the conversation hailing the star player, blown away by his grit and determination. Check out some of the funniest reactions about Ashwin’s performance here:

Although in the end, Delhi secured a comfortable win with 11 balls to spare, cricket fans have ruled Ashwin as the star of the night. Even though RR lost the match by 8 wickets, they are still sitting in the third position in the points table, while DC is in the fifth position.

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