Ravichandran Ashwin’s grandfather passes away

Ravichandran Ashwin's grandfather S Narayanasamy died due to age-related illness.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 29, 2017 5:04 pm
India, India Test rankings, India ICC rankings, India rankings, India ODI rankings, India ICC ODI rankings, India players rankings, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravichandran Ashwin ICC Test rankings, Ravichandran Ashwin all rounder, Ravichandran Ashwin India, MRF Tyres ICC Test team rankings, ICC Test team rankings, Cricket test rankings, Cricket rankings, Cricket, latest, Sports, Sports news Ravichandran Ashwin lost his grandfather on Saturday due to age-related illness. (Source: AP)

India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin’s grandfather S Narayanasamy passed away at 92 on Saturday.

According to a report by PTI, Narayanaswamy died due to an age-related illness. He is survived by two children and three grandchildren. The last rites were performed on Sunday evening.

Ashwin’s grandfather had a big role to play in his initial years of struggle. A former Souther Railway employee, Narayanaswamy was also a cricket lover.

Ashwin is currently in England for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, set to begin on June 1. He is eyeing a comeback after a period of two months injury due to a sports hernia. The Rising Pune Supergiant player gave the Indian Premeir League 2017 a miss.

Despite a personal loss, Ashwin did not let it affect his performance against New Zealand as he doned the national colours in the warm-up session.

He claimed a wicket in the six overs bowled in a match won by India by 45 runs. Mohammed Shami (3/47) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/28) restricted New Zealand for a meagre 189 in 38.4 overs.

Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 52 off 55 balls before rain stopped play when India were 129 for 3 in 26 overs. The match also saw some brilliant shots by former captain MS Dhoni.

India were however without Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma in the warm-up match. Rohit arrived on Monday and was seen at the practice session of team India.

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