In the 63rd match of IPL, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Mumbai Indians by five runs. With this win, they have 15 points in 13 matches. Marcus Stoinis scored an unbeaten 89 in the match for Lucknow. At the same time, Krunal Pandya scored 49 runs off 42 balls. He could not score his half-century and retired hurt. After the match, questions were raised about his retired hurt, which some call ‘dishonesty’.
In fact, at the end of the 16th over, Krunal had scored an unbeaten 49. He left the field before the start of the next over. As per the rules, a batsman is allowed to be retired. The batter can declare himself out at any time during his innings.
Krunal, who retired hurt during batting, returned to the field at the time of bowling and took command of the team. Seeing his condition, fans wondered whether he was hurt or out.
India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was also surprised to see Krunal going out of the field during batting. He tweeted and asked, “Retired out?”
A fan wrote on this – This is dishonesty.
Ashwin then gave him a befitting reply and wrote, ”The rules allow you to do so. There is no dishonesty in this.”
At the time of batting, a player can go out of the field due to injury. In this situation, the umpires do not declare him out. The retired batter can come to bat later. On the other hand, when a player is not injured or ill while batting, he may walk out at his or his captain’s discretion. In such a situation, he will be considered retired and cannot return to bat.
When Krunal was asked about this after the match, he said, “I was having cramps. My muscles were stretched.”
Batting first, Lucknow scored 177 runs in the match. In response, the Mumbai team scored only 172 runs, losing the match by five runs. Marcus Stoinis scored the highest unbeaten 89 for Lucknow. At the same time, Captain Krunal Pandya played an inning of 49 runs. Jason Behrendorff took two wickets for Mumbai. Ishan Kishan scored 59, and Rohit Sharma scored 37 runs for Mumbai. Tim David scored an unbeaten 32 runs. Yash Thakur and Ravi Bishnoi took two wickets each for Lucknow.