IPL 2020: 6-day quarantine in UAE ‘worst times’ of my life, says R Ashwin

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Srinagar, Sep 3: India’s premier spinner and now Indian Premier League (IPL) side Delhi Capitals member Ravichandran Ashwin has termed six day quarantine period in UAE as worst in his life.

The IPL teams, upon landing in the UAE before the start of the 13th season, were required to remain in isolation for six days and were also required to return negative Covid-19 testing on days 1, 3 and 6.

Speaking in a post-training video uploaded on Delhi Capitals’ Youtube page, Ashwin said, “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”.

“But 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,” he said.

“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 added.