You might have heard about fans chasing cricketers just to get a glimpse of their presence. But now in this specific circumstance, it’s the other way around. The way cricketers behave on or off the field largely influence the character and mindset of their fans.
Recently a picture of Afghanistan Cricket Players went viral on social media where they were seen chasing a small kid in a street.
Have A Look
You may be wondering about what is really happening. Why are they chasing after a small innocent child ! Calm Down ! !
Okay, so just breaking all the stereotypes that you hold up against any middle east countries, this story is not like one of them.
It’s an initiative taken by Afghanistan Cricket Players to ensure that each and every kid in their country gets vaccinated against the deadly disease of Polio which is still prevalent in Afghanistan unlike in India.
It’s a great sight to see where a country like Afghanistan which is already having so much of disturbance within itself is really fighting off against such a deadly disease.
Polio is an infectious disease caused by polio-virus which leaves a person with weak muscles thus causing the inability to move.
Some Key Facts About Polio
- It usually affects children under the age of 5.
- 1 in 206 infections causes irreversible paralysis. Among those paralyzed, 4% to 12% die when their respiratory muscles become immobilized.
- Polio cases have been decreased by over 99% since 1986, i:e from roughly around 350,000 cases to around 74 reported cases in 2015.
- Currently there are just 2 countries i:e Afghanistan and Pakistan which remain polio-endemic unlike 125 Countries way back in 1988.
- Even if a single polio virus is left untreated, it holds the potential to spread across 200,000 new infants in the next 1 year. And in the worst case scenario, it can spread to all across over the world within 10 years.