Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated Mohammad Kaif and Yuvraj Singh for playing their parts in the nation’s uphill battle against the Coronavirus pandemic. The former cricketers had urged the citizens of India to abide by the rules of the “Janta Curfew” which is set to take place on Sunday.
Just like combating their way on the field to restrict runs on the 30-yard-circle side by side, the beloved cricketers stood at the time of crisis as well. But this time instead of saving runs, they are on the lookout to save lives by making people aware of the precautions that need to be taken.
Mohammad Kaif had urged the crowd to abide by the Janta Curfew initiative and also to avoid panic buying. He tweeted:
An important message from PM @narendramodi ji to the nation to fight against #CoronaVirus. – #JantaCurfew to prepare us for upcoming challenges – Avoid panic while buying essential supplies It’s time we take responsibility for the well-being of our loved ones and fellow Indians
While Yuvraj Singh tweeted the following
Let’s collectively follow the directions of PM @narendramodi ji. It’s is real, but we can fight #COVID19 ! I urge every Indian to join me in spreading hygienic awareness and supporting our community. #IndiaFightsCorona
The efforts laid out by the former crucial cogs of the Indian middle-order did not go unnoticed as Narendra Modi lauded them for their efforts by tweeting back. The tweet read:
Here are 2 excellent cricketers whose partnership we will remember forever. Now, as they have said, it is time for another partnership. This time, all of India will be partners in the fight against Coronavirus. #IndiaFightsCoronahttps://t.co/a6JJTh8gUWhttps://t.co/koRYZiRT6K
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 20, 2020
The duo of Mohammad Kaif and Yuvraj Singh shared a great bond in the field and were often side by side in the great battles that ensured in the early part of the Millenium.
Known for their electrifying presence in the field, the dynamic duo flung themselves in the field to save runs and set an example for the generation to follow as to how fielding can change the game along with the other two departments of the game.
Apart from the field, the duo shared several memorable partnerships out in the middle as well, between the twenty-two yards. Their brightest moment came during the finals of the 2002 NatWest series where their partnership raised India from an improbable situation to a historic victory at Lord’s.