Ravichandran Ashwin: Ashwin takes a break from IPL to support his family in the fight against Covid-19 | Cricket News

CHENNAI: Ravichandran Ashwin, the senior Indian off-spinner, has decided to take a break from the current Indian Premier League (IPL), saying his family “are currently fighting Covid-19” and want to support them.
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The 34-year-old plays for the Delhi Capitals (DC) this season and hopes to come back to the side “if things go in the right direction”.
“I would take a break from this IPL year starting tomorrow. My family and extended family are fighting # COVID19 and I want to support them during these trying times, ”Ashwin said on his Twitter page after DC’s game against Sunrisers. Hyderabad here Sunday evening.
“Hope to come back and play if things go the right way. Thank you @DelhiCapitals,” added the Chennai-based player.
His frankness promised him full support in a Twitter post of his own.

“We offering our full support in these trying times, @ ashwinravi99. I send you and your family all the strength and prayers of all of us in Delhi Capitals,” DC said.

In a previous tweet, Ashwin expressed his concern about the pandemic currently ravaging the country.
“Heartbroken to see what is happening in my country! I am not part of the health fraternity, but my sincere gratitude to each of them. I would also like to make a sincere appeal to every Indian to exercise caution and stay safe, ”he said. mentionned.

India is recording more than 3 lakh of cases per day over the past few days and the health infrastructure is struggling to cope with the rise, with lack of oxygen and some essential drugs adding to the crisis.

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