The veteran Indian wicket-keeper batsman, and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Dinesh Karthik has been in self-isolation amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on citizens to opt for a ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and all the sports personalities have endorsed the idea.
Karthik is in self-isolation at his home in Chennai and he has also urged people to do the same. Captioning a video of the same, KRR wrote: “Our skipper @DineshKarthik has gone into self-isolation 😷”.
Our skipper @DineshKarthik has gone into self-isolation 😷
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 21, 2020
In the video posted by KKR, Karthik was heard saying, “As you can see, this is all I have been doing in the last two-three days. I really miss my sport but I am trying to do everything to stay connected to the sport and trying to do everything that is part of the sport.”
He further added, “These are the three things that I have been doing in the last three days — social distancing (stay at least six feet away from everybody), wash your hands (sanitize them) and stay home and stay safe (as much as possible). Remember, it’s not just about taking care of ourselves; it’s also to take care of everyone around ourselves.”
Various other Indian cricketers have been urging citizens of the country to adhere to the government guidelines and stay at home in order to stop the spread of the virus. India skipper Virat Kohli, along with his wife Anushka Sharma posted a video urging people to stay indoors and follow all the guidelines issued by the authorities amid the growing number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country.
The Indian power couple added, “We know we all going through a very difficult time. And the only way to stop this coronavirus is by acting together, We are staying at our home for our safety and for everyone else’s as well. And you should do it to prevent the spread of the virus. Let’s make it safe for us and everyone else by self-isolation.”
In India, close to 300 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported till now and four lives have also been lost.