Cricketers respond to PM’s ‘9Pm, 9min’ appeal


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.”

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 ? “

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. ?”

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.


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