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‘We are still in the middle of a fight, not an occasion to burst crackers,’ says Gautam Gambhir

By: Sports Desk |

Published: April 6, 2020 12:52:52 pm




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As appealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, your complete nation lit candles and torches at their balconies on Sunday. It was to point out solidarity within the struggle in opposition to the novel coronavirus. However, opposite to PM’s ‘diya jaalo’ enchantment, many individuals had been seen bursting hearth crackers throughout India.

As the clock struck 9, folks throughout India switched off lights at their homes and gathered in balconies to gentle candles, torches, diyas to defeat the ‘darkness’ of the coronavirus. People, nevertheless, resorted to bursting hearth crackers and at many locations Hindu devotional songs, mantras and nationwide anthem had been additionally performed.

The transfer irked former India cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir as he took to twitter,” INDIA, STAY INSIDE! We are nonetheless in the midst of a struggle. Not an event to burst crackers!”

Gambhir has pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh extra to the Delhi Government for procurement of medical tools and remedy of COVID-19 sufferers within the nationwide capital.

In a letter, Gambhir stated: “It is stated by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia that funds are needed to meet the growing demand for medical equipment in several Delhi Government hospitals.”

“In addition to Rs 50 lakh which I pledged two weeks in the past, I might additional prefer to pledge Rs 50 lakh from my MP LAD to your sort workplace with the hope that the stated quantity can be helpful within the procurement of kit for medical workers and remedy of COVID-19 sufferers.

Beside Gambhir, former India participant Irfan Pathan and spinner R Ashwin additionally raised considerations over folks firing crackers on the time when your complete world is combating the pandemic.

Pathan tweeted,” It was so good untill ppl began bursting crackers #IndiaVsCorona” While Ashwin who has modified his twitter deal with identify to ‘lets stay indoors India’, tweeted,” But I actually do surprise the place all these folks purchased their crackers from and naturally ( when is a very powerful Q) !!”

Cricketers together with Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina and Sachin Tendulkar lit lamp at their balconies to point out solidarity to the trigger.

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