Former cricketer-turned-commentator Deep Dasgupta on Wednesday said even sitting at home and working is contribution as well during the 21-day nationwide lockdown in to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Also Read - Remdesivir May be Dropped From COVID-19 Treatment Soon, Says Ganga Ram Hospital Chairperson | Here's Why
“Contribution every small bit is a contribution. You sitting at home and doing work is a contribution in these times. Me paying my house helpers and helping them out when they are not being able to work in these times is a contribution,” Deep Dasgupta told Indiatoday.in. Also Read - ITBP Personnel Plays Soulful Tune on Mandolin, Dedicates It to COVID-19 Warriors | Watch
Speaking of trolls, Dasgupta said it can get to anyone. Also Read - 'Oxygen On Wheels' Program Flagged Off in Mathura to Help Covid-19 Patients in Rural Areas
“People have a lot of things to say. Especially during the lockdown, they have a lot to do with a lot of free time. When it comes to trolls, this situation can get to anyone. The lockdown phase is difficult to handle. The trolls will keep saying a lot of things so it’s important not to get drawn into it.”
Cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh recently faced trolls over their support towards the Shahid Afridi Foundation, which has been helping the needy by providing free food during the pandemic.
Meanwhile, ICC has put all cricketing action on hold as the pandemic has brought the world to a standstill, leaving the sporting calendar shredded.
In India, the number of coronavirus positive cases has gone past the 5000-mark and is on the rise.