ashwin: ‘Is he playing Hockey’: Ashwin’s crouched batting stance turned into viral meme

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Striking at better than most of the top batters, premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin recorded his first half-century in T20 cricket as Rajasthan Royals posted 160 for six against Delhi Capitals in the IPL on Wednesday.
Ashwin made a 38-ball 50, while Devdutt Padikkal struck 48 in 30 deliveries after RR were asked to bat first.

Although Ashwin’s brilliant effort went in vain as Royals lost the match, what caught the attention of fans was his unique crouched batting stance as if holding a hockey stick and not a bat.
In the 12th over of Royals’ inning, the veteran was facing Kuldeep Yadav and to the shock of cricket fans, Ashwin crouched low while batting. He almost sat down on the pitch by bending his knees before adjusting to a short-ball against the bowler.
The stance was soon turned into a viral meme on social media.
We have an answer to Kedar Jadhav’s floor bowling. #IPL— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) 1652281211000
stance like he is taking a hockey penalty and playing cricket like a boss ! First IPL 50 for Ravi Ashwin. Well pl…— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) 1652282231000
Same pinch?
Ash anna stance ????????#RRvsDC #Ashwin @ashwinravi99— rtsr (@ShanmuRT) 1652282644000
@WasimJaffer14 Itna to Kohli ka form nahi dip hua jitna Ashwin ka stance dip ho raha????— Abhishek Tripathi (@abhithecomic) 1652282596000
No prizes for guessing
Even ashwin has an IPL fifty this year Pic unrelated— Ram (@Flick_of_wrists) 1652282067000
Even Ashwin has a Fifty this IPL (pic unrelated)— ° (@anubhav__tweets) 1652282164000
Indian cricket’s Raja Babu
Ashwin in this IPL : #RRvsDC— Yash (@Yashrajput027) 1652281650000
Ashwin this season— Flighted Leggie ???? (@flighted_leggie) 1652280002000
Sums up
Only thing left for Ashwin to surprise us in IPL is a catch like this. #IPL— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) 1652281013000