IPL 2021: Ravichandran Ashwin could return to Delhi Capitals for last leg of tournament – Reports

Ravichandran Ashwin stated that he was 'taking a break' from the IPL after members of his family tested positive for COVID-19.

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Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin

Delhi Capitals’ (DC) spinner Ravichandran Ashwin decided to take a break from the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a COVID-19 outbreak in his family. The spinner did not reveal if he will be back and went to attend to his family who were suffering with the virus. His wife Prithi later revealed as to how as many as 10 members of their family including herself got infected.

On the cricketing front, Ashwin played in his side’s first five matches before leaving. His side had won four matches by then and were in a good position. Even after the offie’s departure, they have continued their good form and are currently placed top of the table with six wins in eight matches. With just two more wins needed to assure themselves of a playoff spot, qualification seems to have been all but sealed.

Ravichandran Ashwin could return to DC

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin’s wife Prithi while revealing about her ordeal on social media, also stated that the family was now doing better. Further, now with things having improved, Ashwin could return to cricketing action soon, according to reports from journalist Boria Majumdar of India Today.

He wrote on his Twitter handle, “From what I hear @ashwinravi99 might be back with @DelhiCapitals for the last leg. Things at home are better is what I hear. So glad if that’s the case and I wish him some respite mentally. It will be great to see him back. We need leaders like him.”

Meanwhile, the IPL is in a cloud of doubt after positive COVID-19 tests in the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp among the players and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) among the staff. Also, the entire DC contingent has been asked to quarantine as they had come in contact with KKR players in their win over the side last week.

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