Like the many other Indians, many Indian sports stars came out to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal by lighting up diyas, candles etc. at 9 PM for nine minutes on Sunday (5th April). At present, the world has been badly affected by novel COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak. While more than 1,200,000 coronavirus cases have been reported, over 69,000 people have lost their lives due to the deadly virus. Many countries are going through the lockdown process to break the chain of this virus.
India is also fighting against this virus. More than 4,000 people have been affected in this virus, including the reported deaths over 100. India is currently going through the 21-day lockdown process that will end on 14th April.
Despite taking many major steps, countries are still fighting to control the situation. Like the other countries, India is also facing the same issue as the coronavirus cases are jumping up with the death reports.
While the present condition is not suitable for public gathering, as the governments are following the lockdown process, many events have been postponed or cancelled. Similarly, many global and domestic sports events have also been postponed. Some of these global international sports events are Olympic 2020, UEFA Euro 2020, Copa America 2020 and many more.
Indian sports events have also been affected amid coronavirus outbreak. The country has postponed the IPL 2020 and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is struggling to reschedule the IPL 2020 as the situation hasn’t been improved in the country.
Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Mary Kom were among those sports stars who supported the appeal of PM
In this crisis situation, while many Indians are at their home, PM Narendra Modi had appealed to everyone to lit up the candles, diyas after blacking out their home lights at 9 PM for nine minutes on Sunday to show up the unity as well as supporting the commitments of sanitation warriors, health care professionals and others.
#9pm9minute was trending on social media accounts. Like many Indians, many Indian sports stars also came out to support this appeal. Some of those were Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Mary Kom, Sakshi Malik, Geeta Phogat and many others.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
My family & I thank the selfless #SanitationWarriors cleaning our surroundings & hospitals, disinfecting affected areas & thus keeping the virus at bay. Let’s also reignite our pledge to take care of our elders, the most vulnerable – by ensuring their physical & mental wellness. pic.twitter.com/tTheS9oO4I
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 5, 2020
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 5, 2020
A prayer in unity does make a difference. Pray for every being and stand together ? https://t.co/EcmiX7EcoA
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 5, 2020
— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) April 5, 2020
— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) April 5, 2020
माननीय प्रधानमंत्री @narendramodi जी के आवाहन पर पुरा देश ने दिखा दिया है की किस तरह कोरोना के विरुद्ध उनके साथ कंधे से कंधा मिलाकर खड़ा है। जय हिंद जय भारत ?? #GoCorona #9bje9minute pic.twitter.com/2hCFiCozbu
— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) April 5, 2020
We are together in this.
We are team India.
During this pandemic we stand together but with a distance of 6 feet.@narendramodi @KirenRijiju @mlkhattar @flickersingh @imranirampal @Phogat_Vinesh @BajrangPunia @Neeraj_chopra1 @Boxerpanghal pic.twitter.com/9MCqXoAKq9
— Manu Bhaker (@realmanubhaker) April 5, 2020
— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) April 5, 2020
— Mary Kom OLY (@MangteC) April 5, 2020
— Dhawal Kulkarni (@dhawal_kulkarni) April 5, 2020
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) April 5, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 5, 2020
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) April 5, 2020
To, all the doctors, medical staff, sanitation workers, govt. employees, police and army personnel, media personnel, bankers, essentials’ shopkeepers and all other warriors fighting #COVID19
We are in your debt and ever thankful. ??
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 5, 2020
The light will guide us home ? pic.twitter.com/sj1DtyfCT2
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) April 5, 2020
It was so good untill ppl started bursting crackers #IndiaVsCorona
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 5, 2020
Let there always be light in all our lives ? Stay positive. Lots of love and good health to all of you during these times. ? pic.twitter.com/QhcKMmO2Fz
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 5, 2020
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) April 5, 2020
Wonderful to see the entire country come together to show our heartful gratitude and support for the healthcare staff.
Amazing initiative for all of us to be a part of.
Together we stand united ? stronger ? and even more determined to fight these difficult times.
Jai Hind. pic.twitter.com/1AsTbUA32K
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) April 5, 2020