IPL 2021: R Ashwin likely to rejoin Delhi Capitals in Kolkata-leg of IPL 2021

IPL 2021: R Ashwin likely to rejoin Delhi Capitals in Kolkata-leg; He had taken a break to support family after 10 members tested positive
IPL 2021: R Ashwin likely to rejoin Delhi Capitals in Kolkata-leg; He had taken a break to support family after 10 members tested positive

IPL 2021: R Ashwin likely to rejoin Delhi Capitals in Kolkata-leg- India and DC ace spinner R Ashwin might rejoin the team for the last leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Ashwin had taken a break to support the family after at least 10 members tested positive for COVID-19. He did not travel to Ahmedabad for the second leg of IPL 2021 after completing 1st round of matches in Chennai.

“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,” Ashwin had said on April 25.

In his absence, DC used Lalit Yadav who has faired well in his few outings.

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IPL 2021: R Ashwin likely to rejoin Delhi Capitals in Kolkata-leg

As the situation has improved, Ashwin is likely to rejoin the runners-up. For this, Ashwin needs to serve a mandatory 7-day quarantine period and return a couple of negative Covid-19 tests before rejoining them in the bio-secure bubble.

Delhi Capitals will move to Kolkata for the final/ last leg of their league phase that will commence on May 11.

Ashwin went on to play 5 matches for DC in IPL 2021. He bowled tight overs for his franchise during the slog overs. The off-spinner is an experienced player so he can assist Rishabh Pant in making key decisions during crunch situation.

IPL 2021: R Ashwin likely to rejoin Delhi Capitals in Kolkata-leg

Meanwhile, Ashwin’s wife Prithi Narayan recently shared the ordeal that her family and extended family went through after testing Covid-19 positive.

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It is notable that DC players were asked to isolate on a precautionary basis after numerous players, staffs tested positive for the coronavirus. KKR’s Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakaravarthy, CSK’s bowling coach have tested positive for COVID-19.

As a result, the match between RCB and KKR on Monday got postponed. It is still uncertain whether the upcoming fixture on Tuesday SRH vs MI will take place or not.

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