Ashwin tweets his ‘Mankad’ act to warn people not to stay outdoors
XtraTime Web Desh: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has come up with an innovative way to warn citizens of the country about the consequences of staying outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic. The entire country is under a lockdown until April 15 as announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
The former Kings XI Punjab off-spinner took to social media to share a picture of him getting involved in the ‘mankad’ act to dismiss Rajasthan Royals batsman Josh Butler during an Indian Premier League clash last season. Incidentally the controversial incident took place on this day.
As Buttler ventured out of the crease, Ashwin took off the bails at the non striker’s end and the Englishman was subsequently given out. Similarly, Ashwin reiterated that to deal with coronavirus, one has to stay indoors to stay safe.
Ashwin’s post read: Hahah. somebody sent me this and told me it’s been exactly one year since this run out happened. As the nation goes into a lockdown this is a good reminder for my citizens. Don’t wander out. Stay inside, stay safe.”
More than 405,000 people have been infected by the virus while in excess of 15,000 people have lost their lives and these figures keep growing with every passing day.
Hahaha, somebody sent me this and told me it’s exactly been 1 year since this run out happened.
As the nation goes into a lockdown, this is a good reminder to my citizens.
— lets stay indoors India 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) March 25, 2020