Delhi Capitals bowler Ravichandran Ashwin stated that he will leave the Indian Premier League bio-bubble to be with his family in the fight against COVID-19.

Ashwin, who played against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday in his hometown Chennai, took to his social media account Twitter to announce, “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.”

The 34-year-old did not rule out a return to the team in the later stages of the tournament. The IPL protocol states that any player rejoining the team would require them to undergo a period of quarantine before joining the bubble.

He added, “I expect to return to play if things go in the right direction. Thank you @DelhiCapitals.”

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