Mahesh Bhupathi’s 2-year-old niece brightens up bleak times with her message to Covid-19

Image Courtesy: Reuters/Twitter(@Maheshbhupathi)

As India battles the the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a 21-day nationwide lock down. However, even in self-isolating in their own homes, many sportspersons and celebrities have taken it to social media to spread the message of unity and positivity in these troubling times. However, the sweetest message comes from the 2-year old niece of Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupathi, the young girl who’s video on Twitter is taking the netizens by storm.

Image Courtesy: Reuters/Twitter(@Maheshbhupathi)

On 5th April, Mahesh Bhupathi uploaded the clip on his official Twitter handle, where his young niece is seen speaking to the camera, where she says ‘Coronavirus go’. The cute video was captioned with “My 2 year old niece has had just about enough !! Yet has made us all smile all morning 😍😍 #Aleya#ABC#lockdown” Check out the clip below-

The sweet kid just wants to go to a shop for a basketball, she answered after being asked in the clip, as that isn’t possible in the current lock down. “Because the shop is closed” Bhupathi’s niece uttered in the video.

Since Bhupathi tweeting it on Sunday, the video has over 31k views and 24 retweets.

The former Tennis superstar joined in with other iconic figures of the Indian sporting fraternity on 5th April at 9pm to light candles and diyas to stand in solidarity with the healthcare workers battling against the COVID-19 outbreak.

The former doubles world no. 1 is the first Indian ever to win a Grand Slam tournament, winning the 1997 French Open Mixed Doubles event with former Japanese tennis ace Rika Hiraki.

By winning the 2006 Australian Open with the legendary Martina Hingis, Bhupathi achieved his mixed doubles Career Grand Slam, and also become the eighth male tennis player ever to attain the feat.

Bhupathi also clinched two doubles gold medals at the 2002 and 2006 Asian Games, along with Indian tennis hall of fame Leander Paes.

The Bhupathi-Paes duo also reached the semi finals stage at the 2004 Summer Olympics, but lost against Nicolas Kiefer and Rainer Schüttler of Germany.

A total of 4,789 positive Coronavirus cases have been confirmed in India till date, with 124 patients succumbing to death.

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