Amid a 21-day lockdown to keep control over the coronavirus outbreak, most cricketers are staying indoors and staying fit by working out. India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is working out in order to stay in shape and not put on weight. Also Read - After Mumbai Police Makes Monica-Chandler Wear Masks, Assam Police Does Same With Pooja Hegde-Prabhas on Poster of Radhe Shyam
Pant was using the treadmill and also did planks and push-ups. The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) posted his video. Also Read - KBC 12 to be Delayed? Amitabh Bachchan Unable to Shoot Because of Govt's 'Above 65' Rule
Indian Premier League has been postponed till April 15th and could be postponed further due to the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The players are trying to keep themselves in shape for the tournament.
Meanwhile, with the lockdown in place, most cricketers are staying indoors and contributing in whichever way they can.
Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 50 lakh.
“Sachin Tendulkar decided to contribute Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19. It was his decision that he wanted to contribute to both funds,” a source privy to the development, told PTI on condition of anonymity.
Besides monetary help, the former India international has been posting videos on his social media accounts to spread awareness regarding the coronavirus.
In India, the number of people infected by the deadly COVID-19 has gone beyond 700 and leaving 19 dead.