Ravindra Jadeja is one of the most important players of the Indian cricket team as he contributes not only with bat but with ball too and moreover, he is a great fielder as well.
The Gujarat cricketer who plays for the IPL team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) recently took to his Instagram account and tried to spread awareness about coronavirus. He asked everyone to stay at home but with a cricketing twist as he told fans not to get run-out.
Ravindra Jadeja shared a clip from the first one-day international match of the 2019 India-Australia ODI series. The match was played at Adelaide Oval and in the clip, Australian batsman Usman Khwaja tried to take a run on the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav. But Jadeja came running, picked the ball with the left-hand and threw the ball towards the non-striker end. The ball hit the stump and Usman got run out.
The caption that Jadeja wrote read, “Stay safe, stay at home. Runout matt hona,” with a cross emoji.
Here is the clip:
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Many cricketers have taken to their social media accounts and asked their fans to stay at home as it is the best way to break the chain of coronavirus which has been declared as a pandemic by WHO. The COVID-19 virus has already taken the lives of more than 24,000 people and more than 5 lakh have been infected with it.
If we talk about India, the number of infected cases is more than 700 while over 15 people have lost their lives. The whole nation is under lockdown till April 15 and it has also affected the sports sector in a pretty bad manner. IPL 2020 which was supposed to start from March 29 has been postponed till April 15 but after the lockdown, the chances of IPL taking place seem very low; however BCCI has not made any official announcement in this regard.
We will also request our readers to stay at home and practice social distancing to be safe from the lethal virus!