Ashwin Delhi Capitals
Ravichandran Ashwin (Source: Google Images)

Delhi Capitals have suffered a major setback. The team’s legendary spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has withdrawn his name from IPL 2021. As per a tweet from Ashwin, many of his family members are corona infected and so he has decided to take a break from the IPL to be with the family in such difficult times.

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On Sunday his team, Delhi Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in a low-scoring thriller Super Over. Both teams scored 159 runs in 20 overs. After which the victory was decided in super over.

Ashwin shared this information through Twitter

Ashwin tweeted and wrote that 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”

After this Delhi Capitals replied Extending our full support to you in these difficult times, @ashwinravi99 Sending you and your family all the strength and prayers from all of us at Delhi Capitals

Ravichandran Ashwin in IPL 2021

Ashwin has played 5 matches for Delhi Capitals this year, taking 1 wicket for 147 runs. Talking about Ashwin’s IPL career so far, he has taken 139 wickets in 159 matches. Delhi Capitals has so far won 3 out of 5 matches in this season.

The next match of Delhi Capitals is against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 27 April and the team will take the field without Ashwin.


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