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After wife Prithi, Ravichandran Ashwin recalls nightmare following COVID scare in his family

Ravichandran Ashwin took a mid-season break from the now-suspended 2021 Indian Premier League duties for Delhi Capitals due to personal reason after a few of his family members tested positive for COVID-19. He has recently recalled the horrific experience.

After wife Prithi, Ravichandran Ashwin recalls nightmare following COVID scare in his family-ayh
Mumbai, First Published May 28, 2021, 3:46 PM IST
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Veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin raised some eyebrows after taking a mid-season break from the now-postponed Indian Premier League 2021. Playing for Delhi Capitals, Ashwin pulled out for a few weeks, citing personal reasons.

Later, Ashwin's wife Prithi Narayanan had revealed that a few of their family members had tested COVID positive and it was a nightmarish experience. After weeks since the same, Ashwin has opened up about it, as he too recalled the horrific emotional experience.

"Almost everyone from my place had got affected due to Covid. In fact, a few of my cousins also got admitted and were serious and they somehow recovered. I couldn't sleep for almost eight-nine days. Since I couldn't sleep, it was really stressful for me. I was playing matches without getting any sleep," he told on his YouTube channel.

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"And, since I found it really taxing, I had to quit IPL and go home midway. In fact, when I left around that time, I had thoughts on whether I will be able to play cricket thereafter. But still, I did what was required at that point of time. Anyway, after that, I thought there won't be any cricket for some time," he added.

Just a week after Ashwin pulled out momentarily of his IPL 2021 duties for DC, the bubbles of a few teams were breached, with some participating members testing positive, including fellow veteran spinner Amit Mishra from his side. Consequently, the tournament was postponed when Ashwin wondered about coming back for DC. "In between, when people in my house started recovering, I thought of coming back into the IPL and that's when IPL was called off," he concluded.

Ashwin would now be travelling to England along with Team India ahead of its Test commitments, including the all-important ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand next month. Meanwhile, he is the only Indian player so far to have been vaccinated with both shots, while he is currently quarantining in Mumbai along with his wife and children ahead of England departure. In the meantime, the IPL 2021 is likely to be completed between September-October, possibly in the United Arab Emirates.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitise, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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