Ravichandran Ashwin withdraws from the Rajkot Test to deal with his ill mother

Ravichandran Ashwin withdraws from the Rajkot Test to deal with his ill mother. The BCCI has pledged its everlasting support for Ashwin throughout this difficult period.

In an unexpected change of events, Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin has pulled out of the upcoming third Test, citing a family medical issue. The announcement shocked cricket fans and left the squad reeling.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has pledged its everlasting support for Ashwin throughout this difficult period. In a statement, the BCCI emphasized the significance of player and family health and well-being. The cricket board has requested everyone to respect Ashwin and his family’s privacy while they go through this trying time.

“Ravichandran Ashwin has withdrawn from the Test squad with immediate effect due to a family medical emergency.” In these trying times, the BCCI and the squad are completely behind Ashwin. ” The BCCI wrote in a press release.

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BCCI stated that they would continue to provide whatever assistance to Ashwin

The choice to withdraw from the Test must have been difficult for the champion cricketer. The BCCI’s acceptance of the family situation demonstrates their dedication to valuing the players’ personal life.

Rajeev Shukla, BCCI Vice President, confirmed the cause for Ashwin’s absence. Stating that the off-spinner was forced to leave owing to his mother’s illness.

“We wish R Ashwin’s mother a swift recovery. “He has to rush from Rajkot to Chennai to be with his mother,” Rajeev Shukla also posted on his X account.

Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest Indian bowler to take 500 Test wickets

With Ashwin’s departure, India will be one man short in their bowling lineup for the remainder of the Test. Meanwhile, in the present encounter in Rajkot, Ashwin demonstrated his outstanding abilities by dismissing Zak Crawley and taking his 500th Test wicket, making him the fastest Indian to reach this milestone in 98 matches. Moreover This achievement places him second quickest in the world, just behind Muttiah Muralidaran (87 matches). Ashwin is currently the second Indian and third Asian, after Muralidaran, to reach 500 Test wickets.

During India’s 2021 England tour, he beat Anil Kumble’s record of 400 Test wickets in 77 matches before going on to take 500 wickets in just 21 more. Ashwin also achieved this milestone in 25,714 deliveries, trailing only Glenn McGrath, who took 25,528 deliveries. Ashwin holds the record for the fastest Indian to reach every 50-wicket milestone between 50 and 450, demonstrating his constant wicket-taking ability.

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