IPL 2021: Ravichandran Ashwin Might Return To Tournament; Likely To Join Delhi Capitals For Final Leg 

IPL 2021: Ravichandran Ashwin Might Return To Tournament; Likely To Join Delhi Capitals For Final Leg 

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin (Image Credit: Twitter)

Delhi Capitals spinner Ravichandran Ashwin might rejoin his squad in the team’s final leg of IPL 2021. Ashwin had taken a break from IPL 2021 to support his family and extended family to fight against Covid-19. After Delhi Capitals’ match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 25, Ashwin left the team bubble and took a break from the tournament.

Delhi Capitals had played 5 matches in their first leg. All the matches were played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Later, the team traveled to Ahmedabad for their 2nd leg. However, Ashwin did not travel to Ahmedabad with the team. He left the IPL 2021 midway and reached out to his family to support them. Ashwin played all 5 matches for Delhi Capitals during the Chennai leg. He grabbed only 1 wicket but bowled at a good economy of 7.73.

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals (Image Credit: Twitter)

Ravichandran Ashwin Might Return For The Final Leg

Now, reports are doing the rounds that the situation is improving at Ashwin’s home and he might return to the IPL 2021. In such a case, Ashwin will need to undergo a 7-day quarantine period and test negative for Covid-19 before joining the team bubble. Delhi Capitals will travel to Kolkata for their final leg of IPL 2021. The Kolkata leg of the Delhi Capitals will start on May 11.

Delhi Capitals have so far played 8 matches out of which they won 6. They are scheduled to play one more game in Ahmadabad on May 7 against Kolkata Knight Riders. Post that, they will travel to Kolkata for their final leg of IPL 2021. Delhi Capitals players have been asked by BCCI to undergo quarantine for a week. This comes after two players of Kolkata Knight Riders were tested positive for Covid-19. Since Delhi Capitals played against Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous match, they are asked to go under quarantine.

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match of IPL 2021 on Monday was also postponed. The match has been rescheduled. Moreover, Chennai Super Kings players have been also asked to go under quarantine as three members of their staff including bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji have been tested positive for Covid-19. As the result, Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals match on May 5 is also likely to be postponed.