Coronavirus: Kohli, Ishant praise Delhi Police for providing food to poor

Virat Kohli. File photo: AP | PTI
The captain of the Indian criecket team, Virat Kohli, and pacer Ishant Sharma have praised Delhi Police for the work they have been doing in the fight against coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.


"It is heartening for me to know that the police service across the nation is helping so many people in these difficult times," Kohli said in a video posted on Delhi Police official Twitter handle.

Thanking you @imVkohli for your kind words of encouragement and support. In this fight against #COVID19 we are leaving no stone unturned to protect our fellow citizens.#DelhiPoliceFightsCOVID @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @LtGovDelhi @CPDelhi

Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) April 10, 2020

"I want to acknowledge the efforts of Delhi police who have not only performed their duties with absolute honesty but also taken food to the poor people on a daily basis, which is their utmost requirement. So, well done and keep putting in the same effort," he added.


Meanwhile, the lanky pacer Ishant urged the people to follow the official directives and stay home to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.


"Friends this is the time to stay at home and spend time with your family. Delhi police jawans are performing their duties day and night. So let's help Delhi Police by staying at our homes and don't pay heed to rumors," said Ishant.

बहुत ही पते की बात कही है इशांत शर्मा जी ने @ImIshant

 अफ़वाहों पर बिल्कुल भरोसा ना करें

 घर में रहें

#लॉकडॉउन के नियमों का पालन करें

 किसी भी अफ़वाह या फेक न्यूज़ को आप हमारी वेबसाइट पर रिपोर्ट करें और सही जानकारी पाएं। अफ़वाह फैलाने वाले पर सख़्त कार्यवाही की जायेगी।

— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) April 10, 2020


Kohli and Ishant were to feature in the Indian Premier League 2020 for their respective franchises.


However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to suspend the IPL till April 15 as a precautionary measure in view of the coronavirus outbreak.


BCCI has also asked its employees to work from home.


Later on, the apex body decided to "wait and watch" and see how the current situation amid the coronavirus crisis evolves and said that it would take a decision accordingly.

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