Yet another day passed without any cricket action. Cricket around the globe is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. All the major international and domestic fixtures are off as cricket boards around the globe have come forward to prioritise safety over the game.
Earlier this month, the BCCI called off the three-match ODI series against South Africa after initially deciding to hold the last two games behind closed doors. The BCCI have also suspended the IPL till April 15 and reports suggest that there is a big chance, the tournament might get cancelled altogether this year.
The likes of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, England, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and other cricket countries have also called off their international and domestic fixtures.
As far as the cricketers are concerned, they are sitting idly at their homes and waiting for the action to resume. And in addition to staying indoors for the whole day, the players have also kept their fans updated about what they are up to. Some cricketers have also been raising awareness among the fans about the pandemic.
Thursday was no different as a number of present and former cricketers took to Twitter to share different kind of messages. Here are some of them:
Legendary Sachin Tendulkar posted a video, asking his compatriots to follow the doctors and government’s advice on how to handle COVID-19.
The government and doctors are the best judges on how to handle #COVID19.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 26, 2020
Harbhajan Singh, on the other hand, took to Twitter to make the fans curious over whether the pandemic is a plan, writing:
“This is crazy . If you are home , go on Netflix now ……. Type “My Secret Terrius” and go to season -1 and episode 10 and move straight to 53 minutes point ! (P.S. this season was made in 2018 and we are in 2020) . This is shocking was it a plan ”
This is crazy . If you are home , go on Netflix now ……. Type “My Secret Terrius” and go to season -1 and episode 10 and move straight to 53 minutes point ! (P.S. this season was made in 2018 and we are in 2020) . This is shocking 😡😡😡 was it a plan ?? pic.twitter.com/KqTZwA1IO2
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 26, 2020
Shahid Afridi has continued helping his countrymen during the tough times.
On the 6th day of the @SAFoundationN President Mr @JK555squash continued the Ration drive in Arkanaabad, Karachi. Distributed food in areas most affected by the #Covid19 pandemic, ensuring #HopeNotOut for all! requesting everyone #Stayhometosavelives & #DonateKarona! pic.twitter.com/3xDJXc2MY5
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 26, 2020
Pakistan star Imam-ul-Haq is keeping himself fit at home.
"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best."
— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) March 26, 2020
Mohammad Kaif used an innovative idea to ask others to stay indoors.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 26, 2020
Former Sri Lanka cricketer Russell Arnold wished Bangladesh a Happy Independence Day.
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) March 26, 2020
Ex-Australia spinner Brad Hogg made it clear that he rates Kane Williamson as the best ambassador of the game.
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 26, 2020
Ex-India allrounder Irfan Pathan went down the memory lane.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 26, 2020