The Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma recently released a statement on social media website Twitter, while urging people to ‘stay indoors’ after PM Narendra Modi enforced a 21-day lockdown in the entire nation, on Tuesday amid Coronavirus Pandemic.
Kohli can be seen requesting his fellow countrymen to ‘stay indoors’ as he and Anushka welcomed the new initiative by the Indian government to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
So far, more than 530 people have been confirmed to have tested positive for the disease in India, and 11 lives have been lost.
In such a grave situation, PM Modi-led government saw fit to introduce a 21-day lockdown to ensure there are minimum casualties in the nation.
Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma welcome PM Narendra Modi’s 21-day lockdown in India:
These are testing times and we need to wake up to the seriousness of this situation. Please let us all follow what's been told to us and stand united please. It's a plea to everyone 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/75dDlzT6tX
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 25, 2020
The power couple were seen giving their support to the new methods as in Kohli’s own words, “social distancing is the only cure” to stop novel Coronavirus from spreading.
“These are testing times and we need to wake up to the seriousness of this situation. Please let us all follow what’s been told to us and stand united, please. It’s a plea to everyone,” Kohli captioned the 51-second-long video on Twitter, wherein both him and his wife, Anushka can be seen advising their followers to stay safe.
The Indian skipper further tweeted, “As our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji just announced, the whole country is going into a lockdown starting midnight today for the next 21 days. My request will remain the same, PLEASE STAY AT HOME. Social distancing is the only cure for COVID-19.”
The right-handed batsman was due to join up with India to play three-match ODI series against South Africa, who came to subcontinent, only to be sent back, due to the spread of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The series between the two nations has been called off subsequently.