Former India cricketer, Mohammad Kaif tweeted a video in which he was seen urging the people to practice social distancing by staying indoors in order to stop the deadly coronavirus. Kaif also applauded the 21-day nationwide lockdown declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
“Tweeting about the same, Kaif wrote: 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.”
Fully support the government’s decision to impose the #CoronavirusLockdown.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 24, 2020
Mohammad Kaif used an interesting analogy from the cricket field to explain the current situation prevailing in the country due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
In the video, Kaifa was heard saying, “In sporting terms, there is only one way to get rid of coronavirus. As it is (coronavirus) is trying to play a big shot, you have to spread your field and send your close-in fielders at the fence. Doing so will help you get coronavirus caught near the ropes.”
Kaif, known for his electric fielding during his playing days, also urged people to stay safe and maintain proper hygiene by washing hands at regular intervals and practice social distancing as it is the only way to avoid the virus from spreading. Since PM Modi’s announcement, several cricketers, including Indian skipper Virat Kohli and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, have requested fellow Indian people to strictly follow the government’s latest directives and stay at home and practice social distancing.
Indian men’s cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri also welcomed the decision, calling it the “absolute need of the hour”. Apart from Indian players, former England cricketer, Kevin Pietersen posted a heartfelt message in Hindi for his fans from India, urging them to follow the government’s directives and stay indoors.