Friday, 28 January 2022

Fight against coronavirus is mother of all World Cups: Ravi Shastri

NEW DELHI: India’s head cricket coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday described the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as the “mother of all world cups”.

The coronavirus outbreak has so far claimed over 350 lives and infected more than 11,000 people in India, forcing the government to extend a 21-day lockdown to May 3 to contain the dreaded disease.

Shastri shared a video message on his twitter account, urging people to apply lessons from sports to fight the pandemic.

“Today, the COVID-19 corona have put us in a situation where we have our backs to the walls. To combat this COVID-19 corona is like chasing a world cup, where you give your everything and try to win it,” the 57-year-old said.

Last month, Shastri had urged people to stay home at all costs, saying the “only thing flying around the world like a tracer bullet is this bloody Corona”, using commentary cliche, made famous by him, to convey his message.

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