Reacting for the primary time on the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, India cricket workforce captain Virat Kohli on Saturday urged everybody to fight the virus by taking all needed precautions. The pandemic, which has claimed lives of over 4000 folks throughout the globe, has additionally impacted sporting occasions worldwide. The remaining two matches of India vs South Africa ODI collection has been postponed for an indefinite interval and the IPL too was pushed again to April 15.
“Let’s stay strong and fight the #COVID19 outbreak by taking all precautionary measures. Stay safe, be vigilant and most importantly remember, prevention is better than cure. Please take care everyone,” Kohli tweeted.
Let’s keep strong and fight the #COVID19 outbreak by taking all precautionary measures. Stay secure, be vigilant and most significantly keep in mind, prevention is healthier than treatment. Please take care everybody.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 14, 2020
On Friday, the Indian captain was seen popping out of the Lucknow airport sporting black face masks.
The Indian workforce have been imagined to have a coaching session on Saturday however within the night, the BCCI and South Africa mutually agreed to name off the collection after visiting workforce gamers made it clear that they wished to return house on the earliest.
“With the IPL being postponed, it only made sense that at this point of time, this series is also called off. The country is facing a serious pandemic,” a high BCCI official advised PTI.The first ODI between the 2 sides in Dharamsala was washed out. Both the perimeters had reached Lucknow on Friday.
“The South African team will come to Delhi and leave by taking at the earliest available flight,” he added.
Coronavirus, which originated in China’s Wuhan metropolis, has up to now unfold to greater than 100 international locations, infecting over 1,20,000 folks. The whole variety of confirmed COVID-19 instances throughout India has risen to 82. In India, there was two deaths together with 80 plus optimistic COVID 19 instances.