India is under complete lockdown till the mid of April due to the coronavirus outbreak and the government has asked everyone to remain indoors in order to break the chain of coronavirus transmission. The virus is contagious and this is why, the government and medical experts have instructed people to stay at home, go out only if very necessary and avoid crowded places.
The Indian cricketers are also sitting at their homes and utilizing the time in enjoying with their families, chatting with fans or interacting with colleagues. Few days ago, Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal had a live Instagram session in which the vice-captain of team India said that the nation comes first and IPL can wait when Yuzi asked him about the fate of IPL 2020.
Rohit Sharma again indulged in a live Instagram session and this time he chatted with Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah. They both play for the same IPL team, i.e., Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rohit Sharma is the skipper of the defending champions. MI was supposed to clash with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the league opener on March 29; however, IPL has been postponed till April 15 because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Rohit and Jasprit talked about their teammates and IPL but during the live session, the Indian vice-captain got irritated when some of the fans started asking them to speak in English as they both were talking in Hindi. To this, Rohit Sharma they are Indians and will talk in Hindi only.
Bumrah was quick to add that if they had been talking in English, people would have asked them to speak in Hindi.
Here is the clip of the conversation:
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Meanwhile, many cricketers have come out to help the nation in fighting COVID-19. Rohit Sharma has donated a total amount of Rs. 80 lakh (PM-CARES (Rs. 45 lakh), Maharashtra CM Relief Fund (Rs. 25 lakh), Welfare of Stray Dog (Rs. 5 lakh) and Zomato’s Feeding India initiative (Rs. 5 lakh).