COVID-19: Ravichandran Ashwin uses 'mankad' moment to ask people to stay indoors
New Delhi, March 25: With the government calling for a 21-day lockdown on Tuesday night in an effort to fight the coronavirus outbreak, India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin used a picture of him ‘mankading Jos Buttler in last years Indian Premier League to ask people to stay indoors and stay safe. Incidentally, the infamous dismissal turned a year older on Wednesday.
Taking to Twitter, Ashwin wrote: "Hahaha, somebody sent me this and told me it's exactly been 1 year since this run out happened. As the nation goes into a lockdown, this is a good reminder to my citizens. Don't wander out. Stay inside, stay safe! #21DayLockdown"
PM Modi announced in an address to the country a 21-day lockdown starting from Tuesday midnight.
He said this is an essential step to fight coronavirus decisively. He added that saving lives is priority as of now.
"With folded hands, I request you to stay put wherever you are," said Prime Minister Modi. He added that he is mindful of the economic ramifications of it. However, this is a smaller concern.
PM Modi warned, that if the citizens don't follow a complete lockdown for the coming 21 days, the nation will go back 21 years and many families will be devastated.