In the wake of the 21-day lockdown due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic, PM Narendra Modi urged citizens to switch off lights at their homes on April 5 at 9 pm and light up candles in their balcony for nine minutes. The PM’s appeal was received well by the citizens, but some burst firecrackers, which was not supposed to be the case and former India cricketer Irfan Pathan reacted to it. Also Read - Lockdown 4.0: This State Allows Taxis And Auto-rickshaws in Red Zones From Today
“It was so good until ppl started bursting crackers #IndiaVsCorona,” wrote Irfan Pathan on his Twitter. Also Read - Virtual Rallies, Conferences: This is How BJP Plans to Celebrate First Anniversary of Modi Govt 2.0
This did not go down with the fans who took a dig at the former cricketer.
However, the former allrounder reacted to the flak on Monday. Take a sarcastic jibe at trolls, he wrote,– “We need fire trucks can u help? @TwitterIndia”.
He also shared the criticism and the comments which he received on his tweet against people who lighted firecrackers.
Not just Pathan, India cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin questioned PM Narendra Modi’s #9pm9min initiative on Sunday after firecrackers were burst.
Baffled by the sale of firecrackers, Ashwin asked who is selling it. “But I really do wonder where all these people bought their crackers from and of course ( when is the most important Q) !!” he tweeted.
In India, the number of coronavirus positive cases are on the rise and has crossed the 4000-mark.
The deadly virus has led to the Olympics getting pushed back by a year. The Indian Premier League (IPL) also got postponed and in all likelihood could be called off.