In a recent turn of events, head coach of the Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri as well as veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh have asked the countrymen to back Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to stand united against the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier on Friday morning, PM Modi urged people all over the country to switch off all their lights at homes and hold light diyas, candles or switch on the flashlights of mobile phones at 9 pm on Sunday for 9 minutes to stand united, show solidarity as India continues to fight against coronavirus.
A video messsage to my fellow Indians. https://t.co/rcS97tTFrH
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 3, 2020
To support PM’s call, Ravi Shastri also penned down a tweet.
“To reignite the united strength of 130 crore people, let us light a lamp | a candle | torch | mobile flashlight at 9 pm for 9 minutes on Sunday – 5th April. Let’s build up a new energy to fight this Covid-19 crisis,” Shastri tweeted.
To reignite the united strength of 130 Crore people, let us light a lamp | a candle | torch | mobile flashlight at 9 pm for 9 minutes on Sunday – 5th April. Let’s build up a new energy to fight this #COVID crisis #IndiaFightsCorona #SocialDistancing – @narendramodi @ianuragthakur https://t.co/NNijTzDXnH
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 3, 2020
The Prime Minister was however also quick to warn people to avoid mass gatherings and practice social distancing.
Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh also urged people to stand in solidarity and support PM’s call.
“Every individual has his own part to do to stay home. We are proud of our Team Leader Narendra Modi. Let’s all continue to stay home and be safe. 5th April at 9pm for 9 mins all lights off. Candles, diya, torch, mobile flash to use but only from home. No streets show please,” the Chennai Super Kings star wrote on his Twitter handle.
every individual hs his own part to do 2 stay home.We r proud of our Team Leader @narendramodi Let’s all continue to Stay home & be Safe.5th April at 9pm for 9 mins all lights off.Candles,Diya,torch,mobile flash to use bt only from https://t.co/zRJULJmaHr Streets Show Please 🙏
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 3, 2020
India is currently locked down for 21 days in an attempt to break the transmission chain of COVID-19.