Mark Boucher has come forward with a suggestion during the global lockdown due to the outbreak of the dangerous COVID-19 (Coronavirus) which has spread its tentacles all over the world and due to which many of the global sporting events have been canceled or at the very least postponed. The bilateral ODI series between India and South Africa has been rescheduled at a further date while the upcoming edition of the IPL which was to get underway from March 29 has been postponed to April 15.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, Mark Boucher wrote that the only thing missing in this “global lockdown” is cellphone use, and the South African cricket team head coach went on to suggest that it would be a good idea if everyone turns off their cellphones for two weeks as well.
Here's how the netizens reacted to the former Proteas wicket-keeper batsman's idea.
I think it is good if people continue using their phone and keep social distancing !— Ayush Prakash (@Ayushprakash27) March 17, 2020
It means Turing off world 😅— V Ravish (@RavishV3) March 17, 2020
Some people on self isolation will need friendly uplifting conversations..— Nanny Dean (@Allibongo34) March 17, 2020
You wouldn't have been able to tweet this.— Rakesh MN (@rakz0511) March 17, 2020
Had the India vs South Africa series gone ahead as planned originally, the South African cricket team would have flown back home from Kolkata after the conclusion of the third ODI. However, the players were then reported to leave the city on Tuesday, March 17 itself due to the midway cancellation of the series. Meanwhile, the Proteas were then seen flying back home from Kolkata as early as on March 16 after they were left stranded in the city. According to reports, they were denied entry at the City Centre on Monday, March 16 and ended up stranded in Kolkata.
The South Africa stars were spotted taking flight after leaving the Rajarhat Hotel near the airport on March 16. According to the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Avishek Dalmiya, the authorities wanted them to stay closer to the airport and they also provided doctors for support.