New Delhi, March 20: The threat of coronavirus pandemic has kept everyone on their heels and cricketers aren't untouched by it. The players are taking the utmost care to keep themselves away from the precautions to avoid contraction.
A video on the social media has surfaced in which India skipper and batting mainstay Virat Kohli could be seen denying a selfie to a female fan while walking out of an airport. Kohli and his actor wife Anushka Sharma issued a joint appeal for self-isolation to combat the dreaded diseases.
Kohli and Anushka posted a video on Twitter, urging everyone to stay at home, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation to advocate self-isolation.
"We all know we are going through a very difficult time," Kohli said. "And the only way to stop the spread of Coronavirus is by acting together," urged Anushka.
The need of the hour is to absolutely respect and follow the government's directive. Stay home. Stay safe. Stay healthy. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/p1NDo0E9YL— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 20, 2020
As they took turns to speak, Kohli said, "We are staying at home for our safety and for everyone else's one."
Anushka followed, by suggesting that, "...you should do it too to prevent the further spread of the virus." "Let's make it safe for us and everyone else by self-isolation," said Kohli while Anushka concluded with," stay at home and stay healthy."
Be alert, attentive and aware to combat the threat posed by the Covid 19. We, as responsible citizens, need to adhere to the norms put in place for our safety as announced by our Honourable Prime Minister Shri @NarendraModi ji. #IndiaFightsCorona— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 19, 2020
A number of sports personalities have come forward in spreading the message to combat the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 2,00,000 people worldwide and killed over 9,000.