R Ashwin announced his decision to take a hiatus from IPL 2021, highlighting his need to be with his family during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ashwin announced the decision after the Delhi Capitals beat the Sunrisers of Hyderabad in Chennai, among other things his hometown.
Delhi Capitals have completed Chennai stage in IPL 2021 with this game and will now travel to Ahmedabad for their next game.
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 🙏🙏— Stay home stay safe! Take your vaccine🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) April 25, 2021
In his tweet, Ashwin also said he “hopes to return if things go in the right direction”. The protocol for each player who joins after exiting the bio-bubble will require a quarantine period at the hotel before re-entering the balloon.