The Indian government imposed complete lockdown for 21 days from March 25 after there was a huge surge in the number of coronavirus infected patients and now the lockdown has been extended further till May 3. There is no doubt that the situation can be called under control in India as far as the COVID-19 pandemic is concerned but the citizens still need to follow the lockdown rules properly. Nevertheless, it is indeed very sad to know that there are some people who are breaking the rules on a regular basis despite the fact that the government as well as many sports and movie celebs are urging Indians to adhere to the rules.
Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja also took to social media recently and gave a message to those who are breaking the lockdown rules. He posted a video from an IPL match that was played between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions and at that time, Jadeja used to play for Gujarat Lions.
In the video, Mumbai Indians player Jasprit Bumrah was batting and he played the shot towards the point region on the bowling of Irfan Pathan. When the batsmen were running between the wickets, Jadeja picked the ball and threw it at the non-striker’s end. It was a direct hit but the field umpire had some doubts so the appeal was transferred to the third umpire who had no problem in declaring Bumrah out as he was very far from the crease. The video also showed how Jadeja once again hit the stumps to get rid of Lasith Malinga on the last ball and the match went to super-over.
With this video, Jadeja wrote the caption, “Bahar bindaas gumthe ho. Mast meh time pass karthe ho, jab aapko ghar pe rahena chahiye. Phir yeh toh hona he tha 😉 #Staystaysafe #runoutmathona”.
It loosely translates to, “You roam carelessly outside, passing your time when you need to be at home; then it was supposed to happen.”
Here is the video:
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) April 28, 2020
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Ravindra Jadeja is one of the best fielders presently and most of the times he hits the stumps because of which the batsmen don’t like to take risk when the shot is played towards him.
Many cricketers have requested people to stay at home but still the number of persons who have lost their lives due to coronavirus has crossed the 1000 mark while the number of infected cases is more than 31K.
Stay at home, stay safe!