India is observing the 21-day long lock down admist the novel Coronavirus pandemic, that has found its way into the country. As there have already been 747 confirmed positive cases, and 20 patients losing their lives, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged every Indian citizen to remain in self isolation in their homes until 14th April to curb the spread of the virus. Many prominent figures of the sporting fraternity have taken it to social media to aware the general public in the time of crisis, and the latest to come forward is Team India’s iconic bowler Mohammed Shami, who feels its the easiest time to be a hero for the country.
On his official Twitter handle, Shami shared a clip where he is seen encouraging his fellow citizens to remain indoors, and to abide by the guidelines the doctors have provided, as the country fights its battle against the Coronavirus outbreak.
“Stay at home India. Our country is in crisis and this is an important period for us. Every citizen who is staying back at home is the hero of this country. Being a hero was never this easy. Follow the advice of doctors and tell everyone just stay at home India. Thank You,” the 29 year old said in the clip.
He captioned the video with the hashtag ‘#GharBaithoIndia’ check it out below-
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) March 26, 2020
However, its not the first time Shami has showed his concern towards the crisis. He has shared a number of videos where he has talked about the necessary precautions to be taken to prevent contamination, and also joined the ‘#SafeHandsChallenge’ that recently saw sportspersons and celebrities all over the country instructing the citizens on how to keep their hands clean.
Aapki suraksha aapke haathon mein hai, Shami bhai ki baaton ko gor se sunne aur uspar amal kare! 👇
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) March 20, 2020
This is a time to stay strong. Follow these steps to ensure keeping hands clean and have #SafeHands.Let's work together to beat #Covid19 and keep our community safe. @who #SafeHands #WorldNeedsSafeHands #SafeHandsChallenge pic.twitter.com/E3DZZQOeyo
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) March 22, 2020
Shami, who plays for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, was called off along with the squad from the training camps after BCCI announced the postponement of the 2020 IPL season.
Previously announced to begin on 29th March, the 13th edition of the blockbuster annual Indian cricket tournament will now see its commencement from 15th April.
A total of 533,015 positive Coronavirus cases have been reported all across the world, with 24,095 of them succumbing to the disease.