Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said he struggled to fall asleep while playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) because the deadly Covid-19 affected members of his family.
Ashwin eventually withdrew after only five IPL games, citing concerns about the health of his family members who had contracted the virus.
“Almost everyone in my place was affected by Kovid. In fact, [a] a few of my cousins were also accepted and were serious and they somehow recovered, “Ashwin said in a Youtube video.
“I couldn’t sleep for almost eight or nine days. Because I couldn’t sleep, it was really stressful for me. I played games without sleeping. And because I found that it was really beneficial, I had to leave IPL and go home. in the middle, “he said.
Ashwin said he wondered if he would ever return to the sport. “Actually, when I left, at that time, I was wondering if I would be able to play cricket after that. But I still did what was required at the time,” he said.
Ashwin said he was considering returning to the tournament when the IPL was suspended indefinitely. The decision was made this month, when numerous cases of Vocid-19 appeared in four of the eight IPL franchises in Ahmedabad and New Delhi.
“I thought there would be no cricket for a while. Even the IPL was postponed. Meanwhile, when the people in my house started to recover, I thought about going back to the IPL and then the IPL was terminated,” Ashwin said.