Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others extend support to PM’s appeal to light candles, torches at 9 pm

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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.


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.

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