Ashwin Uses ‘Mankad’ Moment to Spread Message of Self-Quarantine

‘Stay inside, stay safe’. Ashwin uses ‘Mankading’ incident as example to ask people to stay indoors.

Updated25 Mar 2020, 05:54 PM IST
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With the government calling for a 21-day lockdown on Tuesday night in an effort to fight the coronavirus outbreak, India spinner R. Ashwin used a picture of him ‘mankading’ Jos Buttler in last year’s Indian Premier League to ask people to stay indoors and stay safe.

Incidentally, the infamous dismissal turned a year older on Wednesday.

Taking to Twitter, Ashwin wrote: "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. Don't wander out. Stay inside, stay safe! #21DayLockdown"

PM Modi announced in an address to the country a 21-day lockdown starting from Tuesday midnight.

He said this is an essential step to fight coronavirus decisively. He added that saving lives is priority as of now.

"With folded hands, I request you to stay put wherever you are," said Prime Minister Modi. He added that he is mindful of the economic ramifications of it. However, this is a smaller concern.

PM Modi warned, that if the citizens don't follow a complete lockdown for the coming 21 days, the nation will go back 21 years and many families will be devastated.

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

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Published: 25 Mar 2020, 05:21 PM IST

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