As the world comes to a standstill due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, India cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara says even if he feels like going out for a stroll, he has to resist the temptation. Also Read - Karnataka Lockdown: State Revises Lockdown Guideline For Daily Workers | Check Latest Restrictions Here
“It can be frustrating at times. There will be days when you’ll have to resist the urge to go out for a casual stroll, but we have a responsibility to look after our country and family and the best way to do it is by remaining in self-isolation at home,” said Pujara. Also Read - Experts Rule Out Transmission of Coronavirus Through Water After Bodies Found Dumped in Ganga, Yamuna
Calling it as a ‘welcome change’, Pujara also revealed how he is spending his time during the 21-day lockdown where half of his day goes into taking care of his daughter while he does household chores. Also Read - Bodies Floating, Covid Crisis: Anupam Kher Says Govt Responsible For Worsening Situation in India
“I like spending time with myself, reading a book or watching TV is something I would do when I’m alone. That said, I have a young daughter who is so energetic and wants to play all the time, so half my day goes into taking care of her. I’m also helping my wife Puja with the daily chores,” he said in an interview with Sportstar.
Urging citizens to stay indoors during the pandemic, he said, “These are tough times not just for our nation but the entire world. The only way we can fight this pandemic is by staying indoors.”
Pujara was a part of the Indian Test cricket team which recently toured New Zealand where they were whitewashed in the two-match Test series.