Chennai Floods: Cricketer R Ashwin hears from parents after they went untraceable for 24 hours

Chennai Floods: Cricketer R Ashwin hears from parents after they went untraceable for 24 hours

By: || Updated: 04 Dec 2015 01:30 PM
New Delhi: Team India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin hit a well-composed half-century on Friday to build a defining partnership with Ajinkya Rahane, helping India score 300-plus in their first innings from a shaky 198/7. Not many, however, know the kind of things the off-spinner was going through when he came out to bat on Thursday.

It has been learnt that Ashwin had not been able to contact his parent for an entire day while playing the fourth Test match against South Africa in Delhi. His parents are in Chennai, where incessant downpour has caused floods, wreaking havoc, and causing the loss of life and property.

It was Ashwin's wife Prithi who first broke the news by composing a message on micro-blogging site Twitter. "Thoughts with Ashwin, who is batting right now. We have not heard from his parents in over 24hours. I can only pray he keeps his strength," she tweeted, which got immediate attention from social media users. 




Appearing anxious, Prithi sent out another tweet, this time mentioning "Ramakrishnapuram 1st Street", possibly the location where Ashwin's parents reside. As Ashwin toiled it out at the Kotla, showing immense grit and character, the wait to establish contact with the Chennai-born bowler's parents clocked an entire 24 hours, post which Prithi broke the news. "Heard from them. They are fine and safe. Good God. Thank you. I want to hug the person who came up with Whatsapp calls," tweeted Ashwin's wife Prithi. 





Ashwin did not have anything to comment about the entire incident on Twitter, but he had hinted that his parents could have been affected by the floods two days ago.



 
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