The corona virus has become a great concern all over the world as more than 98K people have been found infected with it and more than 3K persons have lost their lives because of it. The sports sector is also feeling the heat as few tournaments have been cancelled while in some, the players have been asked to avoid physical touch with each other.
The English cricket team which is on a tour to Sri Lanka has also been asked by their medical team not to shake hands with each other and instead of handshakes, they have been asked to use fist bumps for greeting one another.
The Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin also raised awareness about corona virus through a social media post. In this post, Ashwin shared a photo of himself with Rohit Sharma while the latter was seen approaching the former for a handshake. The caption that Ashwin wrote above the photo was, “Better to Stay Safe @RohitSharma45” and below the pic, it was written, “Please don’t shake hands with each other because corona virus spread faster. Well done @rashwin99”.
Here is the post:
Rohit Sharma is presently recovering from the calf-injury which he got during the T20 series against New Zealand and because of it, he was not able to play the ODI and test series. It is also not clear whether he will be in the Indian squad which will play 3 ODIs against South Africa at home but he will certainly lead the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL 2020 that is going to start from March 29.
On the other hand, Ashwin will be playing for Delhi Capitals (DC) this year. For the last two years, he was the skipper of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) but as the team didn’t perform well under his leadership, the franchise released him and showed their confidence in KL Rahul by making him the skipper.
We advise our readers also to avoid handshakes and follow all the precautions needed to keep them safe.