Cricketers all over the country, lit candles and diyas on Sunday night as they responded accordingly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call of ‘9 pm, 9-min’ in order to pledge that ‘Indian’s stand together’ to defeat the Novel coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Player’s like Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Kl Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan shared their pictures & messages on thier social media accounts to show thier support.
Along with wife Anushka Sharma, Indian Skipper Virat Kohli lit diyas and shared a message which read: “A prayer in unity does make a difference. Pray for every being and stand together.”
A prayer in unity does make a difference. Pray for every being and stand together ? https://t.co/EcmiX7EcoA— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 5, 2020
Indian women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur also tweet with diyas.
Indian all rounder, Hardik Pandya too showed his participation for the Nobel cause and wrote: “Wonderful to see the entire country come together to show our heartfull gratitude and support for the healthcare staff. Amazing initiative for all of us to be a part of. Together we stand united stronger and even more determined to fight these difficult times. Jai Hind.”
Wicket-Keeper Batsman, Kl Rahul also posted a picture of himself holding a diya, and wrote,
“The light will guide us home ? “
The light will guide us home ? pic.twitter.com/sj1DtyfCT2— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) April 5, 2020
Opening batsman, Shikhar Dhawan also posted a picture with his family while lighting a diya & a candel, the picture was captioned as, “Let there always be light in all our lives ? Stay positive. Lots of love and good health to all of you during these times. ?”
Let there always be light in all our lives ? Stay positive. Lots of love and good health to all of you during these times. ? pic.twitter.com/QhcKMmO2Fz— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 5, 2020
Even Indian team’s head coach, Ravi Shastri took to Twitter to write: “I’ve paid my humble tribute to the Health Warriors. We are all in this together as #TeamIndia. I salute the selfless Heroes – police, security forces, state governments. Thank you, @narendramodi Ji, for unifying India #9baje9mintues #IndiaFightsCorona.”
Other cricketers like, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag & Ravichandran Ashwin also responded to PM Modi’s appeal.
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country has gone up to 4288 as on Sunday. So far, 118 people have died of the coronavirus.