After the coronavirus lockdown forced people to celebrate Easter at home, the legendary Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to extend his wishes to fans. While acknowledging that the world is going through a difficult phase in the tweet, Sachin also reminded people that the festival of Easter teaches us to “never lose hope and have faith”.
The batting legend added that nothing lasts forever and that there is always “light at the end of the tunnel”. His tweet read: “Easter reminds us to never lose hope and have faith. There will always be light at the end of the tunnel. We shall overcome these challenging times together through our prayers and our mental and physical strength as a country. Happy Easter everyone!”
Easter reminds us to never lose hope and have faith.
There will always be light at the end of the tunnel. We shall overcome these challenging times together through our prayers and our mental and physical strength as a country.
Happy Easter everyone!
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 12, 2020
The Indian head coach Ravi Shastri also wished his fans a “Happy Easter” on Instagram. Sharing an adorable picture, Shastri wrote: “Happy #Easter Everyone! Have a lovely day”.
Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ following his crucifixion on Good Friday. It also marks the culmination of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and penance. However, as the whole nation is currently reeling with the coronavirus crisis, several churches remain closed on Easter.
Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus positive patients in India went past 9200 with almost 330 people losing their lives on Sunday, 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.