Fight against COVID-19 is mother of all World Cups: Shastri


India’s head cricket coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday described the nation’s combat against the COVID-19 pandemic because the “mother of all world cups”.

The coronavirus outbreak has to date claimed over 350 lives and contaminated greater than 11,000 folks in India, forcing the federal government to increase a 21-day lockdown to May three to include the dreaded illness.

Shastri shared a video message on his twitter account, urging folks to use classes from sports activities to combat the pandemic.

“Today, the COVID-19 corona have put us in a situation where we have our backs to the walls. To combat this COVID-19 corona is like chasing a world cup, where you give your everything and try to win it,” the 57-year-old mentioned.

“What’s staring you within the face (COVID-19) is no atypical World Cup, this is the mother of all World Cups, the place not simply 11 are taking part in however 1.four billion are within the taking part in area and competing.

“Come on guys, let’s do it together. Let’s get out there, a brute force of 1.4 billions and beat this corona and get our hands on the world cup of humanity,” he added.

Shastri praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and mentioned he is main from the entrance.

“Guys we can win this, but for that you’ve got to observe the basics. We’ve got a Prime Minister who is leading from the front, ahead of the curve,” Shastri mentioned.

“You have gotten to obey the orders that come from the highest, be it the centre, be it the state or be it from the folks within the front-line who’re risking their lives.

“Two orders that stand out; staying home and maintaining social distancing. It isn’t easy but to win the game, you’ve got to go through the pain, to break the chain.”

The illness has killed greater than 1.2 lakh and contaminated practically 2 million folks globally. It has additionally introduced sporting occasions around the globe to a halt.

Last month, Shastri had urged folks to remain house at all prices, saying the “only thing flying around the world like a tracer bullet is this bloody Corona”, utilizing commentary cliche, made well-known by him, to convey his message.

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