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IPL 2021: Ashwin’s wife recalls ‘Nightmare of a week’ as 10 family members test Covid positive

By Saima Siddiqui 
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IPL 2021: Ashwin’s wife recalls ‘Nightmare of a week’ as 10 family members test Covid positive

New Delhi: Days after Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin pulled out from the ongoing IPL tournament to support his family during the pandemic, his wife Prithi, recalls the horror of the days when her ten family members were tested positive for the highly contagious Corona virus.

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At times when the second wave of Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in the country, infecting more than 3 lakh people over a week span, the IPL has also seen its participants getting affected by the repercussions of the virus.

Recently, Ashwin’s wife Prithi Narayanan on Friday shared in a series of tweets the ordeal her family has faced after contracting the highly contagious virus, she wrote, “Feeling ok enough to croak a tiny hi to all of you. 6 adults and 4 children ended up testing the same week, with our kids being the vehicles of transmission – the core of my family, all down with the virus in different homes/hospitals. Nightmare of a week. 1 of 3 parents back home.”

“Take the vaccine. Give yourselves and your family the best chance to fight this.

“I guess physical health will recover faster than mental health. Days 5-8 were the absolute worst for me. Everybody was there, offering help yet there’s no one with you. Most isolating disease. Please do reach out and seek help.

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“The headaches this virus causes need their own Twitter thread.”

The 34-year-old Ashwin is playing for the Delhi Capitals this season and hopes to return to the side “if things go in the right direction”.

Ashwin became the first Indian to pull out of the league because of COVID-19 situation in the family.

“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 posted on his Twitter page after DC’s game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday night.

However, his franchise promised full support to him.

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As per the latest data of Health Ministry, India is recording over 3.50 lakh cases everyday for the past few days while the health care infrastructure is struggling to add more breaths to the suffocating corona patients with shortage of oxygen and some crucial medicines.

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