Tushar Deshpande becomes first Impact Player of IPL 2023, replaces Ambati Rayudu in CSK.
Chennai Super Kings used the Impact Player rules to bring in Tushar Deshpande replacing Ambati Rayudu during the 2nd Over of Gujarat Titans Run Chase in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Say hello to the 1⃣st-ever Impact Player in the history of the IPL! 👋@TusharD_96 is 🔛 the field, replacing Ambati Rayudu
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 31, 2023
An Impact Player is an amped-up substitute, who can contribute with both bat and ball – effectively converting an eleven-a-side game into a 12 vs 12 contest.
On the other side, Gujarat Titans replaced Injured Williamson with Sai Sudharshan using Impact Player rule during their 179 run chase.