Former Pakistani pacer, Shoaib Akhtar, has asked people to rise above religion and economic status in order to help each other during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ also urged his fans to work as a “global force” and strictly follow the guidelines issued by the respective authorities; in a video on his YouTube channel.
“Request all my fans all across the globe. Coronavirus is a global crisis and we have to think as a global force, rise above religion. Lockdown is happening so that the virus does not spread. If you are doing interaction and meeting in places, it will not help,” the speedster said.
“If you are hoarding things, please think about the daily wage workers. Stores are empty. What is the guarantee that you will live after three months? Think about the daily wage worker, how will he feed his family? Think about people, time to be a human, not Hindu, Muslim. People will have to help each other, collect funds. Stop hoarding!”
“Rich will still survive; how will the poor survive? Have faith. We are living like animals, live like humans. Try to be helpful, please stop storing stuff. It is the time we look after each other. No time to be divided, we have to live as humans,” he added.
Previously, the 44-year-old voiced out his dissent towards the Chinese people, claiming that they are solely responsible for this global pandemic.
“I don’t understand why you have to eat things like bats, drink their blood and urine and spread some virus across the globe…I’m talking about the Chinese people. They have put the world at stake. I really don’t understand how you can eat bats, dogs, and cats. I’m really angry,” Akhtar was seen saying in a video posted on his Youtube channel earlier.
“The whole world is at risk now. The tourism industry has been hit, the economy is badly affected and the whole world is going towards a lockdown.”
“I’m not against the people of China but I’m against the law of animals. I understand this may be your culture but this is not benefitting you now, it is killing humanity. I’m not saying you boycott the Chinese but there has to be some law. You cannot go on and eat anything and everything,” he said.
The deadly Coronavirus, has spread over 100 countries, contaminating more than 3,00,000 people and has claimed over 13,000 lives so far.
Pakistan has registered around 800 confirmed cases with five deaths as of now.
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