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.
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.