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Leaving the Rajkot Test because to a family medical situation is Ravichandran Ashwin

<p>The prominent spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been ruled out of Friday’s third Test match between India and England in Rajkot, which is a major setback for the Indian cricket squad. Following his performance at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Day 2, Ashwin withdrew his name citing a medical problem in his family.</p>
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<p>Due to a family medical issue on Friday, the experienced spinner withdrew from the third match with immediate effect, according to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Additionally, the BCCI asked that the player and his family be given privacy at this trying time, along with the support of the media.</p>
<p>The BCCI statement said, “The BCCI extends its heartfelt support to the champion cricketer and his family.” “The athletes’ and their loved ones’ health and well-being are the most important things. The Board asks that Ashwin and his family be allowed to maintain their privacy as they go through this difficult period. The Board and the team will not stop offering Ashwin any help when he needs it, and they will maintain open channels of contact to do so. During this delicate time, Team India is grateful for the compassion and understanding shown by the public and media.”</p>
<p>After making significant runs in the first innings, Ashwin capped up Day 2 with taking his 500th wicket in a Test match. With Zak Crawley’s wicket, Ashwin handed India a much-needed breakthrough after tea. He also became the only other Indian bowler to record 500 Test wickets, ranking tenth globally.</p>
<p>But England played aggressive cricket in the last session to react magnificently to India’s 445. On Day 2, when the umpires called stumps, Ben Ducket amassed an 88-ball century after smashing 133* off only 118 balls to send England crashing to 207/2 in just 35 overs.</p>
<p>Even though England is still down by 238 runs, the visiting team has a tiny advantage in the game now that Ashwin has withdrawn. Even though Ashwin has only claimed 10 wickets in five innings throughout this series, heading into the pivotal Day 3 of the Rajkot Test, he has remained India’s first pick for spin.</p>