Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took to Twitter and cited the example of two former Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Mohammed Kaif. Hailing the 121-run partnership of the ex Indian cricketers during the 2002 Natwest Series final, Modi said that all of India should become partners in order to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Also Read - Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Support PM Narendra Modi's to Light Candles, Lamps for Medical Authorities Fighting Against Coronavirus Pandemic
The tweet from his official Twitter handle read, “Here are 2 excellent cricketers whose partnership we will remember forever. Now, as they have said, it is time for another partnership. This time, all of India will be partners in the fight against Coronavirus. #IndiaFightsCorona”. Also Read - Alert! Beware of Fake PM-Cares UPI IDs, Cautions Cyber Security Agency
In the Natwest Series finals, chasing a mammoth 326 to win against hosts England, India were reduced to 145 for six.
That brought Yuvraj and Kaif together and the duo stitched 121 runs in just 106 balls to help their side to recover. Singh scored 69 runs off 63 balls with nine fours and one six.
After he was dismissed with the scorecard reading 267 for 6, Kaif guided the Indians to a famous win. He scored unbeaten 87 runs from just 75 balls. He hit six fours and two sixes during this innings. With this partnership, the world saw the arrival of inspiring cricketers, who went on to become stalwarts of Indian cricket.