Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar heaped praise on all fellow Indians for coming together for coming together as a nation even while staying at home and showing support to those in the essential services working overtime to fight COVID-19 on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the Indians to observe ‘Janta Curfew’ and express gratitude towards the health-care workers and other basic service providers, and his appeal received an overwhelming response from the citizens on Sunday evening. Also Read - Naomi Osaka Supports 'Brave Decision' to Postpone Tokyo Olympics 2020
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“Thank you to each one of you for putting us before yourself. The discipline and commitment we showed today needs to continue,” Tendulkar said in a tweet. Also Read - Amid COVID-19 Fear, Migrant Workers Huddle at Anand Vihar Bus Terminus in Hope to Return Home
The iconic 46-year old shared a video saying the same, followed by clapping hands.
As urged by PM Modi, the entire nation cheered the medical and other essential services fraternity for containing coronavirus by clapping, ringing bells and blowing conch shells for 5 minutes at 5 pm.
Hundreds of people living in high rise apartments across the city also stepped out of their flats and stood in balconies, clapped and cheered the unnamed doctors, nurses and the health staff for their yeomen service to the Coronavirus patients.
The Indian sports fraternity also hailed the nation-wide movement with the likes of star wrestler Bajrang Punia, former India cricket captain and coach Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag, star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu and sprinter Hima Das joining in the effort.