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IPL 2021: Why R Ashwin left bio-bubble, wife recounts ‘nightmare of a week’ spinner’s family experienced

Days after R Ashwin left the Indian Premier League bio-bubble to be with his family, his wife Prithi Narayanan on Friday shared the horrifying experience her family is dealing with in their tiring battle against the COVID-19 virus. 

Prithi, in a series of tweets, went on to describe the ordeal her family went through after contracting the deadly virus.

“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,” she tweeted.

“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.”

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

The 34-year-old Ashwin is contracted with 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. His franchise promised full support to him.

India is recording over 3.50 lakh cases everyday for the past few days and the health infrastructure is struggling to handle the rise with shortage of oxygen and some crucial medicines, adding to the crisis. 

– with PTI inputs 

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