One of the finest openers and India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been spending time with his family amid the novel coronavirus and nation-wide 21-day lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak. During this time, he was seen in a chat session with another famous but former player Kevin Pietersen where the Mumbai Indians captain revealed that he has been helping in household works as well.
In a video posted by Mumbai Indians, Rohit shares Pietersen: “I don’t remember when was the last time I did housework. But I went cleaning and it took me around 2 hours. Cleaning the house is not easy man.”
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 28, 2020
The global pandemic has put the world on a standstill where every sporting event got cancelled. However, Rohit Sharma is hopeful that the Indian Premier League will take place this season which is considered as the best tournaments run-up to the World T20 which will be played in October in Australia.
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“Still looking forward, fingers crossed. At some stage, if things settle down, it should happen. We have got a few good additions to the squad like Chris Lynn, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile. Boult is a good buy on a pitch like Wankhede with the swinging ball, I was looking forward to that. Along with Bumrah, he would have made a good combination,” he said.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown in the nation to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League which was earlier decided to take place from March 31, was pushed back to April 15 but keeping the present situation in mind it is next to impossible that the league could take place.
On the other hand, The BCCI on Saturday announced that they will contribute Rs 51 crore to the Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund to fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. While speaking to IANS, a BCCI official said that Secretary Jay Shah spoke to the other office-bearers and also with the state associations on how can they help the country in this crunch situation.