India cricket team’s members have extended their support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to Indian citizens to light candles, torches or phone flashes at 9 pm for 9 mins on Sunday (April 5) to show appreciation towards those fighting against the Coronavirus outbreak.
The deadly virus has so far affected more than 3000 people in India and claimed 75 lives.
Team India captain Virat Kohli, opener Rohit Sharma, wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul and all-rounder Hardik Pandya among others have voiced their support for PM and urged the citizens to listen to PM Modi’s appeal to Indians to spread light as a mark of respect.
The power of the stadium is in its fans.
The spirit of India is in its people.
Tonight 9pm for 9min
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 5, 2020
Team India, we cant get this prescription wrong. Our life depends on winning this test match.
Show your solidarity, join us in “The Great Team India Huddle” today 5th April 9pm for 9min.
Light to Fight.
Are you with me?@narendramodi
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 5, 2020
5th April 9pm for 9min
Stand up ! Light up !
Show us your roar, ignite the spirit of a billion hearts and throw this virus off our pitch without a hitch !
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) April 4, 2020
Let’s shine our lights on the Frontline Warriors who are showing us the path from this darkness!
Let’s ignite the spirits of a billion strong TEAM INDIA @BCCI
From our Dressing room, to your Doorstep, the Lakshman Rekha has been drawn…
We are with you @narendramodi ji !
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) April 4, 2020
यह वक्त है हमारी एकता दिखाने का,
कोरोना के खिलाफ हमारा साहस दिखाने का.
कल रात, ९ बजे ९ मिनट हमारे देश के नाम! 🇮🇳
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) April 4, 2020
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) April 4, 2020
All the state governments are doing their best to contain the transmission of the deadly virus; even PM Modi is time and again addressing the nation. And on Friday, while speaking to the citizens of the country, he urged everyone to switch off the lights in their home at 9 pm and light diyas, mobile torch or candle to express solidarity with the health warriors for nine minutes.