From Kohli to Tendulkar: Cricket fraternity backs PM's 21-day lockdown

Virat Kohli. File Photo: PTI
India cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly led the way as Indian cricketers have lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to impose 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the menace of Covid-19 or coronavirus pandemic in India.

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"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," tweeted 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.

Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 24, 2020

These are testing times and we need to wake up to the seriousness of this situation. Please let us all follow what's been told to us and stand united please. It's a plea to everyone  pic.twitter.com/75dDlzT6tX

Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 25, 2020

 

Ganguly also urged all to stay at home and said that citizens across the world should listen to what their government says.

 

"Let's fight this together .. we will get over this. Be sensible and do not try things. Listen to what the state government says," he said in a video tweet.

Let’s fight this together .. we will get over this #corona pic.twitter.com/OTH2iJbPMz

Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) March 24, 2020

Sachin Tendulkar

 

Former Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has urged people to stay at home in view of the Covid-19 outbreak and said that this 'simple task' can save millions of lives.

Simple things are often the hardest to do, because they require consistent discipline & determination.

Hon‘ble PM @narendramodi ji has asked us to #StayHomeStaySafe for 21 days. This simple task can save millions of lives.

Let’s all unite in this war against #COVID19.

Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 24, 2020
 

R Ashwin

 

Test spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also tweeted in support of the move. "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," Ashwin said in a tweet. 

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

— lets stay indoors India  (@ashwinravi99) March 24, 2020

Hahaha, somebody sent me this and told me it's exactly been 1 year since this run out happened.

As the nation goes into a lockdown, this is a good reminder to my citizens.

Don't wander out. Stay inside, stay safe! #21DayLockdown pic.twitter.com/bSN1454kFt

— lets stay indoors India  (@ashwinravi99) March 25, 2020

 

Harbhajan Singh

 

Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh spoke about the move in English, Hindi and Tamil. "These 21 days could be the most important days of our lives..as individuals and as a country.. so please be responsible citizens, sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters! Our only chance to stop this #Corona ! #staysafe #stayhome @narendramodi," tweeted Harbhajan.

These 21 days could be the most important days of our lives..as individuals and as a country.. so please be responsible citizens, sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters! Our only chance to stop this #Corona ! #staysafe #stayhome @narendramodi

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 24, 2020

Cheteshwar Pujara

 

Test batting stalwart Cheteshwar Pujara said: "As advised by our honourable 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."

As advised by our honourable 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

cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) March 24, 2020

 

Shikhar Dhawan

India cricketer Shikhar Dhawan, who is also in isolation with his wife Ayesha and son Zoravar, recently posted a hilarious video, showing how a husband has to tolerate the tantrums of his better-half playing to the tune of Bollywood hit 'Jab se hui hai shaadi'.

 

In the funny clip, the 34-year-old can first be seen washing clothes while sitting in a bath-tub. Ayesha was spotted doing her make-up, standing in front of a mirror. Dhawan continuously asked for respite, folding his hands, but Ayesha didn't budge.

 

Life after one week at home.

Reality hits hard  #AeshaDhawan @BoatNirvana #boAtheadStayINsane  pic.twitter.com/ZTM2IhGV3c

Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) March 24, 2020
 

 



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