Last evening, Our honorable Prime Minister announced a nationwide lockdown due to the high risk spreading of Coronavirus Pandemic. So, multiple sports icons including Captain of Indian Cricket team Virat Kohli, former Cricketers and Athletes post messages on their social media to support the decision.
The Prime Minister announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days from Tuesday midnight.
Soon after the announcement, Kohli, Ashwin, former spinner Anil Kumble and others started sending out social media posts encouraging Indians to support the move by staying indoors during the entire 21-day period.
Here are some messages from some sportspersons…
Please stay at home: Virat Kohli
“As our Honourable Prime Minister, Shri @NarendraModi Ji just announced, the whole country is going into a lockdown starting midnight today for the next 21 days. My request will remain the same, PLEASE STAY AT HOME. #SocialDistancing is the only cure for Covid 19.”
We will get over this: Sourav Ganguly
“Let’s fight this together .. we will get over this #corona”
Babita Phogat : 14hv मैं नरेंद्र मोदी जी की इस पहल का समर्थन करती हूं और अगले 21 दिन अपने घर पर रहकर देश को स्वस्थ और सुरक्षित बनाने में अपना योगदान दूंगी।आप सभी लोग एक प्रण ले कि हम अगले 21 दिन तक अपने घर पर रहकर प्रधानमंत्री जी की कही बातों का पालन करेंगे और देश को मजबूत बनाएंगे। #IndiaFightCorona
Understand the gravity: Anil Kumble
“Please understand the gravity of the situation. #IndiaFightsCorona #StayHomeStaySafe and stay healthy. As advised by our Honourable PM @narendramodi Ji Let us follow a complete lockdown.”
3 weeks it is: R Ashwin
“3 weeks it is … let’s stay indoors India. I repeat the consequences of irresponsible community behaviour over the next 3 weeks could cost us 2 decades. Well done @narendramodi ji. Now let’s follow instructions rather than moaning and giving our own opinions. #coronavirusindia”
Practise hobbies: Cheteshwar Pujara
“As advised by our honorable PM Shri @narendramodi Ji I urge each and everyone to stay at home and do your part to help curb the pandemic” #StayHome#StaySafe#IndiaFightsCorona
Be your own captain: Mohammad Kaif
“Fully support the government’s decision to impose the #CoronavirusLockdown. Stop the virus from scoring big. Be your own captain! Spread the field. Practice Social Distancing and remember our PM’s advice #JaanHaiTohJahanHai #StayAtHomeSaveLives”