Coronavirus lockdown: Virat Kohli says ‘our smiles maybe fake, but we are not’
Amid the 21-day lockdown in India, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have been posting pictures and messages asking people to remain indoors and stay safe
Bengaluru: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and his actress wife Anushka Sharma are spending time at home amid the 21-day lockdown in the country to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Kohli and Anushka have been regularly posting pictures and messages on their social media accounts. They are updating their fans as to what they are doing at home. Besides this, they have constantly been requesting people to stay indoors and follow government’s directives.
On Thursday (April 2), the day India celebrated the ninth anniversary of World Cup 2011 triumph, Kohli took to his Twitter account to share two pictures. In these images, Kohli and Anushka are smiling.
The Indian skipper captioned the images as, “Our smiles maybe fake but we are not (money, winking face with tongue emojis) #StayHome #stayhealthy #staysafe (sic).”
With no cricket matches in India and across the world due to coronavirus, fans are watching old matches. Today, Star Sports was showing India-Sri Lanka World Cup 2011 final to help fans relive those memorable moments on the occasion of ninth anniversary.
Earlier, Kohli and Anushka had donated to ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund) and the chief minister’s relief fund to help the country fight against coronavirus.
The Delhi right-hand batsman said, “Anushka and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra). Our hearts are breaking looking at the suffering of so many & we hope our contribution, in some way, helps easing the pain of our fellow citizens #IndiaFightsCorona (sic).”
Anushka too tweeted. She wrote, “Virat and I are pledging our support towards PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (Maharashtra). Our hearts are breaking looking at the suffering of so many & we hope our contribution, in some way, helps easing the pain of our fellow citizens #IndiaFightsCorona (sic).”