The spread of novel Coronavirus across the globe has given people a reality check and question the profligate nature of our exploitation of world resources as nations now try to take the drastic measures of complete lockdown. But in all of this, instances of people making a mockery of the serious situation has also riled up some while some view this as part of the meme culture that has ensued on social media.
Now, as cricketers worldwide are trying to raise awareness regarding the steps that people should take to stop the spread of the virus, Sunrisers Hyderabad medium pace bowler Sandeep Sharma took to micro-blogging site Twitter on Tuesday to slam trolls who are making fun in this situation.
He wrote, “People in this country take viruses jokingly and religion seriously.” The tweet has since garnered over 500 likes and 35 retweets. Sandeep has been a regular face in the Indian Premier League (IPL) over the years and has produced good opening spells earlier for Kings XI Punjab. His variety of slower balls has also been effective in flummoxing the opposition batsmen.
People in this country take viruses jokingly and religion seriously👏🏻🙏
— Sandeep sharma (@sandeep25a) March 17, 2020
IPL might get delayed
As part of the global meltdown due to the spread of the deadly virus, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently been pushed by a fortnight and from the earlier start date of March 29, it is announced to start on April 15. However, given the prevailing situation, it is likely that the league may see further delay as the Indian government tries to limit the spread of the virus. BCCI is also looking after plan B which is the July-September window, where IPL 2020 can be rescheduled.
While cricketers such as Indian captain Virat Kohli and batsman Suresh Raina have shared tweets urging people to follow the official guidelines and maintain hygiene, Sandeep’s tweet has also hit a chord with a segment of people online. It is necessary at this stage for the people to practice social distancing and keeping their surroundings clean while going to a certified doctor in case they or their friends or family show signs of viral infection.
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