IPL 2021: DC’s R Ashwin takes break from IPL to ‘support family’ amid pandemic

IPL 2021: DC's R Ashwin takes break from IPL to 'support family' amid pandemic
IPL 2021: DC's R Ashwin takes break from IPL to 'support family' amid pandemic

IPL 2021: DC’s R Ashwin takes break from IPL due to personal reasons- Delhi Capitals allrounder, ace spinner R Ashwin has pulled himself out of IPL 2021 amid deteriorating conditions in India amid rising cases of COVID-19. Taking to Twitter, Ashwin said, “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
@DelhiCapitals”

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IPL 2021: DC’s R Ashwin takes break from IPL due to personal reasons

Saddened by the death and destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, India and Delhi Capitals’ off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday had said he will do whatever he can in his capacity to help those battling the unprecedented crisis. Ashwin said it is heartbreaking to see people’s sufferings in the wake of a deadly second wave that has ravaged the country.

“Heart breaking to see what’s happening around my country! I am not in the healthcare fraternity, but my sincere gratitude to each of them. I would also like to make an earnest appeal to every Indian to exercise caution and stay safe,” Ashwin tweeted.

Ashwin reminded that the virus does not spare anyone. In another post, he wrote, “I know there will be people who will retort with a tweet about my position of privilege. I would like to reiterate that this is a virus that spares no one and I am in this fight with all of you. Let me know if I can help and I promise to help anyone that is within my capacity.”

India on Sunday recorded 3,49,691 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic broke out last year.

According to the official data issued by the Union Health Ministry, the country has recorded 2,767 new deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours The country’s total infection count has mounted to 1,69,60,172 cases, while 1,92,311 people have so far succumbed to the viral infection so far.

Currently, there are 26,82,751 active COVID-19 cases in the country, said the official data of the ministry.

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