In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has brought the world to a standstill, Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja took to Twitter on Saturday to spread awareness among fans urging them to take the threat seriously. Also Read - No Food, no Jobs: Over 3 Lakh Trucks Stranded on Roads With Rs 35,000 Crore Goods Amid Lockdown
On Twitter, he also listed out the dos and don’ts one need to follow in order to remain safe. Also Read - Coronavirus: Centre Exempts Customs Duty, Cess on Ventilators, COVID-19 Test Kits Till Sept 30
“Just because mortality rate for many isn’t high, doesn’t mean you should have a blasé attitude. It’s our responsibility as a society to think about the elderly and the social and economical cost this will have on so many lives. We all need to do out part,” read his tweet. Also Read - After India, Tablighi Jamaat Causes Surge in COVID-19 Cases in Pakistan Too
He further wrote: “The more seriously we take it, then hopefully, the quicker we can get through it and the less amount of lives that are affected both medically and financially. We need to think about others and not just ourselves.
Meanwhile, there is little to no cricket action as a precautionary measure against the virus and fate of T20 World Cup in Australia later this year is also in jeopardy.
Apart from international cricket, the schedule of national T20 leagues have also been ripped apart. The knockout stages of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have been cancelled while the start of Indian Premier League (IPL) has been pushed back to April 15 from March 29.