India’s limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma has requested the citizens of the country to take a step further and do their bit on Saturday for Earth Hour as the whole world battles the deadly Coronavirus pandemic. Due to the deadly virus the world has come to a standstill, leading to a healthier atmosphere due to less pollution on roads. Also Read - Dinesh Karthik Talks About Training Schedule Post COVID-19 Break, Says Need Minimum 4 Weeks to Achieve Match Fitness
Taking to Twitter, the 32-year-old Rohit urged the citizens to switch off the lights for one hour and help in saving electricity. He wrote: “These are challenging times & while we #stayathome, we still can do our bit to help our planet recover. See the things you can do to add your #VoiceForThePlanet – earthhour.in. This #EarthHour on Mar 28 #switchoff from 8:30-9:30pm. Tag @WWFINDIA & tell us what you did!” Also Read - Delhi Capitals' Pacer Kagiso Rabada Rues IPL Postponement, Clears Air Around His On-field Aggression
Rohit has been spending quality time with his family after the government called for a 21-day lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak and in a chat session with Kevin Pietersen, the Mumbai Indians skipper revealed that he has been helping in household chores. Also Read - England Captain Joe Root in Doubt For First Test vs West Indies Due to ECB's COVID-19 Self-isolation Rule
In a video posted by Mumbai Indians, Rohit tells Pietersen: “I don’t remember when was the last time I did housework. But I went cleaning and it took me around 2 hours. Cleaning the house is not easy man.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockdown in the country to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. All sporting events have come to a halt and even the fate of the 13th edition of the IPL hangs in balance because of the government ruling.
Rohit, who has been out of action for last two months due to calf muscle injury was due for a comeback in the Indian Premier League, which has been postponed till April 15 but stands a good chance of getting cancelled if the prevailing situation continues.
Rohit is however, keeping his fingers crossed and hoping that the IPL does take place this year and it would in fact provide the perfect platform for the players to train with an eye on the ICC T20 World Cup.