Ashwin likely to re-join the last leg of IPL 2021
India and Delhi Capitals’ right-arm off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is likely to re-join his franchise during the last leg of IPL 2021.
The second wave of COVID-19 is hitting hard in India as the country is fighting hearts out against the virus. In the meantime, BCCI is putting all their efforts to conduct this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League successfully. Though there have been some COVID-19 positive cases around the league.
In the last couple of days, there have been a lot of dramas and unexpected things are happening around the league. It all started when Kolkata Knight Riders players Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakravarthy were tested positive for coronavirus. Hours after the news, three members of the CSK contingent were tested positive and thankfully none of them were players.
These things have raised concerns over continuing the league in the current venues. Sources are reporting that BCCI is discussing all the possible ways to conduct the tournament successfully amidst the things happening around.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals right-arm off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is likely to re-join his franchise for the last leg of the league. Currently, the spinner is on break from the league after several members of his family and extended family were found victims of the COVID-19. Ashwin left the Delhi Capitals’ bubble after their last game in Chennai.
“I would be taking a break from this year’s IPL from tomorrow,” Ashwin had said after his team’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 25. My family and extended family are putting up a fight against #COVID19 and I want to support them during these tough times,” Ashwin quoted about the break.
According to the original schedule, Delhi Capitals will play five matches in their final leg at Kolkata against Rajasthan Royals on May 11 followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, and Mumbai Indians. However, it is expected to change due to the current situation. The off-spinner needs to undergo a mandatory quarantine and needs to return three negative results before joining the team.