IPL 2021: Ravi Ashwin takes a break from the season to support family amid COVID-19 struggle

Ravi Ashwin stated that he would return if the situations allow him to do so.

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Delhi Capitals’ spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

India is fighting the second wave of COVID-19 currently and people all around have been facing its dire consequences. The players inside the bio-bubble of IPL 2021 are also facing fear and anxiety over the same issues. In the same reference, in the latest turn of events, Delhi Capitals’ star spinner Ravi Ashwin has pulled out of the season owing to personal reasons.

Ravi Ashwin revealed the news of his pulling out in a tweet that read that his family and extended family members are putting up a fight against COVID-19 currently and he would like to go back to extend his support to them. He also added that if the situation permits, he would make a comeback to the season.

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


Ravi Ashwin tweets regarding the situation

Ravi Ashwin has been an integral part of DC’s bowling setup since last year. Though he has not been able to shine much for his franchise this year, his experience adds value to the team. In the five games played so far, the off-spinner has only one wicket under his belt at an economy of 7.73. In last year’s IPL, Ashwin bagged 13 wickets.

Ashwin was up in the DC’s latest game against Sunrisers Hyderabad which ended in a Super Over thriller. Though he failed to get a wicket in the last game, his tight economy of 6.75 in the four overs kept Delhi up in the clash. Batting first, DC posted 159 runs on the board wherein Prithvi Shaw smashed a terrific half-century.

In return, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow starred for the SRH team and almost got them home before a Super Over had to be called on. DC won the Super Over and bagged the essential two points in the end.

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