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“Aunty Collapsed, I Dialled Cheteswar Pujara”: R Ashwin’s Spouse Prithi Narrates Rajkot Check Emergency



Veteran India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin needed to take a depart of absence after the second day’s play of the Rajkot Check towards England. Ashwin, who had reached the five hundred wickets milestone the identical day, addressed the press convention after the top of the ultimate session and instantly jetted off to residence. The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) mentioned that it was a ‘household emergency’ that prompted Ashwin to take a flight again residence and it was later discovered that the state of affairs had one thing to do together with his mom’s well being. Whereas Ashwin himself hasn’t spoken in regards to the matter but, his spouse Prithi defined the matter in a column she penned forward of the cricketer’s one hundredth Check.

In her column for the Indian Categorical, Prithi defined that Ashwin’s mom immediately collapsed, prompting the household to take her to the hospital. However, as an alternative of calling Ashwin, she gave a cellphone name to Cheteshwar Pujara to determine the return route for the India off-spinner.

“Throughout Rajkot, the children had simply obtained again from faculty when 5 minutes later, he obtained to 500. And shortly, all of us had been on the cellphone answering all of the congratulatory messages.

“It was then that I heard a sudden scream from aunty as she collapsed, and very quickly we had been on the hospital. At that time, we had determined to not inform Ashwin as a result of there wasn’t good flight connectivity between Chennai and Rajkot,” Prithi wrote within the column.

“So I dialled Cheteshwar Pujara and his household had been of nice assist. And as soon as we discovered a approach out, I referred to as up Ashwin as a result of after the scans, the physician instructed it was higher to have her son round. Over the cellphone, he sounded so damaged and hung up. It took one other 20-25 minutes to course of what I instructed him and for him to name again. And due to Rohit (Sharma), Rahul bhai (Dravid) and the others within the staff and the BCCI – who adopted up all the best way until he reached right here – he obtained right here late at night time,” she additional added.

Ashwin reached residence and noticed her mom within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Fortunately, Ashwin’s mother recovered, prompting the veteran spinner to take a return flight to Rajkot and be part of his teammates on Day 4 of the Check.

“It was a really emotional second for him to see his mother within the ICU. And after she stabilised, we requested him to rejoin the staff. Given his persona, he would by no means depart a recreation like that. And he would have an excessive quantity of guilt if he did not win the sport for his staff. Via these couple of days, I realised his craving for time together with his mother and father is much more now and it’s coming with age and maturity,” she additional mentioned within the column.

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