IPL 2021: Ravichandran Ashwin to ‘take a break’ from tournament to support family during fight against COVID-19

Delhi Capitals spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has decided to withdraw form IPL 2021. Ashwin is taking break from IPL 2021 due to family reasons.

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Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin

Delhi Capitals’ (DC) spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has decided to take a break from the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to support his family during the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave. The spread of the virus has been rampant in recent times and the daily count of positive cases is increasing by the day with as many as 3 lakh and more being normalcy.

The IPL is the only big sporting tournament that is being held in India at the moment. It is being held with strict precautions however, and there are bio-bubbles to prevent the spread of the disease. Further, a caravan format is being followed this year where teams play a set of matches in one venue before moving to another. The DC squad began their tournament in Mumbai before moving to Chennai where they are camped at the moment.

Ravichandran Ashwin takes to Twitter to announce news

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin took to Twitter to announce the news of withdrawing from the tournament. He wrote, “I would be taking a break from this years 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. I expect to return to play if things go in the right direction. Thank you Delhi Capitals.”

Ashwin has now been flooded with positive messages of support during these uncertain times. The likes of Irfan Pathan, Pragyan Ojha and a plethora of fans immediately offered their support to the ace cricketer. It remains to be seen as to when Ashwin would return to the field. As of now, his family’s well-being is the priority and rightly so.

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