Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri has termed this coronavirus pandemic as the mother of all World Cups and urged everyone to obey the orders of the central government in the wake of the health crisis.
Shastri posted a video on his official Twitter handle and captioned it: “Today the Covid-19 has put us in a situation where we got our backs to the wall.”
“To combat this coronavirus is like chasing a World Cup where you give your everything in trying to win it. What’s staring you at the face is no ordinary World Cup. This is the mother of all World Cups where not just eleven are playing but 1.4 (1.3) billion are in the playing arena and competing.
“Guys we can win this. For that, we have to observe the basics. You have got your Prime Minister leading from the front ahead of the curve like other countries have farmed out,” Shastri added.
The India head coach further said people need to pay respect to the frontline workers who are risking their lives in this fight against coronavirus.
“You have to obey the orders that come from the top: be it Centre, state or the frontline workers who are risking their lives.” Shastri said during the lockdown which has now been extended till May 3, people need to stay at home and maintain social distancing.
“It is not easy but to win the game you got to go through the pain to break the chain and see the gain,” said Shastri.