IPL 2021: Ashwin takes a break to support family in fight against Covid-19

Ace India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is representing Delhi Capitals (DC) in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has decided to take a break from the tournament as he wants to be with his family during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I would be taking a break from this year’s IPL from tomorrow. My family and extended family are putting up a fight against #COVID19 and I want to support them during these tough times,” he tweeted after his franchise defeated SunRisers Hyderabad in the Super Over clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday night.

As per reports, few members of Ashwin’s family have contracted the virus due to which the off-spinner was forced to take a break. Ashwin however, said that he hopes to make a return if things go in the right direction.

“I expect to return to play if things go in the right direction. Thank you @DelhiCapitals,” he added in the tweet.

Ashwin, 34, has featured in five matches for DC so far, managing just one wicket with an economy rate of 7.73 runs per over.

According to the BCCI’s SOP, if a player leaves bio-bubble once then he has to serve quarantine if he wishes to rejoin his side again.

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