Delhi Capital spinner Ravichandran Ashwin decided to take a break from IPL 2021 to support his family in this COVID-19 crisis.
The second wave of COVID-19 pandemic is currently a real concern of the country. People are effecting by the virus every day, and the situation is getting worse day by day. The poor health structure of the country is causing a lot of troubles for everyone.
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. Currently, more than 26 lakhs active COVID-19 cases in the country.
Saddened by the whole situation, Delhi Capital off-spinner decided to take a break from IPL. He tweeted, “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, Delhi Capitals.”
Last Friday, Ashwin tweeted, “Heartbreaking 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.”
“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.”
However, the absence of Ashwin will be a big impact on Delhi Capitals. DC is currently second in the table with 8 points from the first five games. But the absence of a highly experienced player of the team will cause trouble in the remainder of the season.