'Be alert, attentive and aware' - Virat Kohli leads the way as cricket fraternity hails PM Narendra Modi's Coronavirus speech

‘Be alert, attentive and aware’ – Virat Kohli leads the way as cricket fraternity hails PM Narendra Modi’s Coronavirus speech

Soon after PM Modi finished his speech, all the leading cricketers of the country took to Twitter to show their support for him.

Virat Kohli & Narendra Modi
Virat Kohli invites PM Narendra Modi for his wedding reception. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian cricket fraternity has hailed PM Narendra Modi’s brilliant speech on coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Modi addressed the nation and urged his fellow countrymen to take all the possible measures to make sure that the pandemic does not spread anymore.  In the 30-minutes television address, which began at 8 pm, Modi started by highlighting the gravity of the situation.

He pointed out that the coronavirus disease Covid-19 has affected more people than the two World Wars. Calling the ongoing phase a very serious one, Modi said that the coronavirus outbreak has put the entire human race in crisis. He also advised the people to not step out of their homes unless it is really necessary.

“The whole world is going through a very serious phase. Generally, whenever a natural crisis occurs, it is limited to a few countries or states. But the coronavirus outbreak has put the entire human race in crisis,” Modi said.

“I promise you that there will not be a shortage of milk, food, medicines and other essential supplies. This supply will never be stopped, so there is no need to hoard stuff,” he added.

Cricket fraternity backs PM Narendra Modi

Soon after PM Narendra Modi finished his speech, all the leading cricketers of the country took to Twitter to show their support for him. Led by none other than captain Virat Kohli, the cricketers were all praise for the speech and urged their followers to follow the standard rules in order to make sure that the pandemic does not spread.

“Be alert, attentive and aware to combat the threat posed by the Covid 19. We, as responsible citizens, need to adhere to the norms put in place for our safety as announced by our Honourable Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji,” Kohli said.

“Special mention to all the medical professionals in the country and around the globe for all the efforts being put in to fight the #CoronaVirus. Let’s support them by taking care of ourself and everybody around us by maintaining good personal hygiene,” the Indian captain added.

India cricket coach Ravi Shastri further said: “Let’s join hands with our PM @narendramodi and observe #JantaCurfew on March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm IST. We need to exhibit the utmost restraint as a nation.”

 

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also took to Twitter to praise PM Modi’s speech, writing:

“Believe it or not, a country like ours with a billion people needed to hear what our pm @narendramodi ji just said, not all of them are privileged enough to have access to information.”

Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan wrote: “Our respected PM @narendramodi Ji has requested all to adhere to the Janta Curfew on 22nd March by staying home. Stay safe you all and take care.”

Several other Indian cricketing stars including KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant also joined the bandwagon as they spread awareness.