Legendary Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar came in support of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision of a nationwide lockdown for the next 21 days to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the nation on Tuesday, PM Modi announced a lockdown across the country which will go on till April 15, 2020.
Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “Simple things are often the hardest to do, because they require consistent discipline and determination. Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji has asked us to #StayHomeAndStaySafe for 21 days. This simple task can save millions of lives. Let’s all unite in this war against #COVID19”.
Simple things are often the hardest to do, because they require consistent discipline & determination.
Let’s all unite in this war against #COVID19.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 24, 2020
From Virat Kohli to Ravichandran Ashwin, many cricketers took to social media to welcome PM Modi’s decision to control the outbreak of the coronavirus. Prior to this, PM Modi had announced a “janata curfew” on Sunday (March 22) as a measure to safeguard Indian citizens from the coronavirus threat.
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Tendulkar recently featured in the Road Safety World Series which saw legends like Brian Lara, Virender Sehwag, and a lot more cricketers participate in a bid to spread awareness about road safety. However, the Road Safety World Series was called off as the coronavirus threat loomed over the country. Sporting events from across the globe are being postponed or canceled due to the deadly virus.
Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus positive patients in India went past 500 with 10 people losing their lives on Tuesday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The entire world is slowly moving towards a lockdown due to the scare of the ever-escalating situation concerning the World Health Organisation-recognized pandemic that is the Coronavirus. Everything- schools, colleges, airports, railway stations, gyms, sporting events, movies, offices- have been put under lockdown as the world continues to self-isolate in order to control the pandemic.