Team India's Rohit Sharma appealed to the people to join 'The Great team India Huddle' at 9 pm for 9 minutes in order to show solidarity in the battle against coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, the Hitman called the battle against COVID as a must-win Test and warned that they could not get it wrong. Rohit Sharma urged the people to 'light to fight' by following PM Modi's appeal.
Team India, we cant get this prescription wrong. Our life depends on winning this test match.— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 5, 2020
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
Ahead of PM Modi's '9 mins-9 pm' appeal, Team India's skipper Virat Kohli urged the countrymen to unite on the occasion to show solidarity with the COVID warriors of the nation. Taking to Twitter, Virat Kohli asked the Indians to come together to show the world that the country stands as one behind the COVID-19 warriors. The Indian skipper drew a comparison between the game and the country and said that while the power of the stadium was the fans, the spirit of the country was in its people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Friday asked the citizens for 9 minutes for their time on Sunday, April 5 and requested them to light a candle, diya, torch or mobile flashlight to mark India's fight against Coronavirus. PM Modi in his third COVID-19 speech said, "On Sunday, April 5, we must challenge Coronavirus & introduce it to the power of light; 1.3 billion people must show their united power, at 9 pm for 9 minutes, by turning off all lights at home, standing at balconies, & lighting diyas, candles, flashlights". In his appeal, PM Modi reiterated people to maintain social distancing and keep off from the streets.