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Ravi Shastri Compares Coronavirus Fight To World Cup But With 1.4 Billion People Competing To Win

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Ravi Shastri Compares Coronavirus Fight To World Cup But With 1.4 Billion People Competing To Win

The lockdown which was earlier imposed by the Indian government for 21 days starting March 25 due to the coronavirus outbreak has now been extended till May 3 as the number of patients has increased at an alarming rate.

The sports and Bollywood celebs are doing their bit in this time of crisis by donating in the PM-CARES Fund and also by using social media networks for asking their fans to save themselves by remaining indoors and following the instructions of the Indian government.

Recently, the head coach of Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri posted a video on micro-blogging site Twitter in which he requested people to remain indoors and practice social distancing if going out. The caption that Shastri wrote while sharing the video read, “Stay Home, Stay Safe! 🙏#Lockdown2 #COVID19 #StayHome #IndiaFightsCorona”.

In the video, Ravi Shastri says that fighting coronavirus is just like playing for the World Cup trophy as in both the situations we have to give our everything to emerge victorious. However, he also states that this time we are playing the mother of all World Cups and the team is not of just eleven players but of 1.4 billion.

Shastri reassured people that we can win against coronavirus, especially when our Prime Minister is leading from the front and we just need to follow the basic rules. The former cricketer who was a part of the 1983 World Cup winning team also adds that we have to go through the pain of breaking the chain if we really want to see what we have gained.

Here is the video:

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The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 19.5 lakh people while over 1.20 lakh have lost their lives to this disease across the globe. Although things are not very bad in India, we still need to be cautious as around 11,500 people have been found infected while more than 390 have lost their lives.

We also request our readers to stay at home and stay safe!

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