The whole country is coming together to fight the coronavirus. In such a situation, cricketers are also not staying behind as Mohammad Kaif supported the public curfew, PM Narendra Modi said that the country has to fight the coronavirus as Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif had fought against England in the NatWest Trophy-2002 Finale. Both took India to achieve the feat with an excellent partnership. PM Modi, while addressing the country on Thursday, had said about the Janata Curfew on 22 March i.e. on Sunday.
After this, Kaif tweeted and appealed to the people to obey the Prime Minister and stop the virus from spreading, “It is time for another partnership.” Responding to Kaif’s tweet, Modi wrote, “There are 2 such great cricketers whose contribution cannot be forgotten. Now, as he said, it is time for another partnership. This time the whole of India will participate in the fight against the coronavirus.”
Kaif and Yuvraj made India won the final of the NatWest Trophy in the year 2002 by sharing 121 runs at Lord’s ground. At that time, the captain of the Indian cricket team was Sourav Ganguly, who took off his jersey in the balcony of Lord’s ground and waved in the air. Kaif and Yuvraj together did that which at one time seemed impossible. Referring to this partnership, PM Modi has said that we need such a partnership.
A number of cricketing events have either been canceled or postponed due to this Coronovairus outbreak. India and South Africa were slated to play a three-match ODI series. The first ODI in Dharamsala was called off due to rain while the remaining two that were scheduled to take place in Lucknow and Kolkata were canceled due to Coronovirus outburst.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended till April 15.