IPL 2020: Six-day quarantine one of the worst times in my life, concedes Ravichandran Ashwin

Tags: IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals

Published on: Sep 04, 2020

Delhi Capitals off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has spoken up about the six-day quarantine period in the UAE, and has described it as one of the worst times of his life. All the franchises, upon landing in the UAE for IPL 2020, were required to undergo the mandatory six-day quarantine and testing as per the Covid-19 protocols.

Detailing about the six-day isolation period on Delhi Capitals’ YouTube page, Ashwin said, “For me, those six days can easily be called out as the one of the worst times in my life. Because the first day was like I was looking out and I can see the Dubai Lake. I look to my right, I can see the Burj Khalifa. It is wonderful but how long can one sit outside and watch? And it is extremely hot.”

“Generally I don’t watch a lot of mobile phone, I don’t use it for a long time. I have a cap of about two to two and a half hours. But all of a sudden I am seeing today, that my mobile usage for the last week or so has been six hours,” he further added.

On how he spend the last few months at home as there was no cricket due to Coronavirus, the off-spinner further stated, “I was at home for the last five-six months. But I had people to fall upon. I was doing my own work on my YouTube channel, trying to keep myself occupied on Instagram Live and all that.”

Ashwin, who has 365 Test and 150 ODI wickets to his name, praised the atmosphere in the Delhi Capitals camp. “It is very energetic and there is hardly anything ill-spoken of. There has been nothing negative that has happened so far. There are a lot of youngsters, so the mood in the camp is extremely exuberant and I am looking forward to it,” he went on to state.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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