Ravichandran Ashwin, after achieving his 500th Test wicket on day two, has withdrawn from the ongoing third Test against England in Rajkot due to a family medical emergency.

R Ashwin has withdrawn from the Rajkot Test due to a family medical emergency. Despite scoring 37 runs and claiming a wicket, he stepped back from the squad, as confirmed by the BCCI.

The board expressed full support for Ashwin during this difficult time, emphasizing the significance of the players’ and their families’ well-being. While extending heartfelt support, the BCCI also urged respect for Ashwin’s privacy as he navigates through these challenges with his family.

“Ravichandran Ashwin has withdrawn from the Test squad, effective immediately due to a family medical emergency. In these challenging times, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the team fully supports Ashwin,” the official statement read.

“The BCCI extends its heartfelt support to the champion cricketer and his family. The health and well-being of the players and their loved ones are of utmost importance. The Board requests respect for the privacy of Ashwin and his family as they navigate through this challenging time. The Board and the team will continue to provide any necessary assistance to Ashwin and will keep the lines of communication open to offer support as needed. Team India appreciates the understanding and empathy of the fans and media during this sensitive period,” the statement added.

Last Updated on February 16, 2024

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