Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day pan India lockdown starting from March 24 midnight due to the rapid rise of positive cases of COVID-19, several India cricketers from India captain Virat Kohli to Ravichandran Ashwin took to their official social media handles to hail the move. All the sportsperson urged the citizens of India and stressed on the importance of staying indoors during these unprecedented times to beat the deadly coronavirus. Also Read - ‘COVID-19 Tests Must be Conducted Free of Cost in Govt, Private Labs,’ Supreme Court Tells Centre
Reactions from sporting world started to pour on Twitter as soon as PM Modi announced that India will be under complete lockdown for three weeks. From Ashwin, who changed his Twitter handle to ‘lets stay indoors India’ to skipper Kohli, Indian sportspersons expressed their thoughts while lauding PM Modi’s move to enforce complete lockdown in a bid curb the spread of COVID-19. Also Read - Karim Morani Tests Positive For Coronavirus After Daughters Zoa Morani-Shaza Morani, Shifted to Nanavati Hospital
Here’s how some of the cricketer’s reacted to the whole scenario: Also Read - Coronavirus: Sai Praneeth Donates Rs 4 Lakh Towards PM CARES, Telangana CM Fund
PM announced on Tuesday that a nationwide three-week lockdown said this is an essential step to fight coronavirus decisively. He added that saving lives is priority as of now.
“With folded hands, I request you to stay put wherever you are,” said Prime Minister Modi. He added that he is mindful of the economic ramifications of it. However, this is a smaller concern.
PM Modi warned, if we don’t follow a complete lockdown for the coming 21 days, the nation will go back 21 years and many families will be devastated.
He also said many powerful countries in the world have become helpless, regardless of their efforts. He once again reiterated that social distancing is the only way to deal with this deadly coronavirus that has infected more than 500 in India, so far.
This is his second address to the nation regarding coronavirus. In his first address he urged Indians to observe ‘Janata Curfew’.