Ravindra Jadeja warns people of COVID-19: The Indian all-rounder has urged his fans to remain indoors in these testing times.
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has become the latest cricketer to make use of his social media platform Instagram handle to spread awareness regarding the outbreak of the global “pandemic” in COVID-19.
Jadeja shared a video of him running out Australia batsman Usman Khawaja during the second ODI of India’s tour of Australia in Adelaide last year.
Ravindra Jadeja warns people of COVID-19
It all had happened on the third ball of the 19th over when Khawaja ran for a single after pushing a Kuldeep Yadav delivery through the off-side. Jadeja, who was fielding at cover-point, ran toward his left to pick the ball and throw it at the stumps at the non-striker’s end in a jiffy.
Having found the batsman short of his crease, Jadeja brought an end to a 56-run partnership for the third wicket between Khawaja and Shaun Marsh.
Taking reference from the same, Jadeja urged the people of the country to stay indoors. “Stay safe, stay at home. Runout matt hona [Don’t get run-out],” read Jadeja’s caption.
Jadeja, 31, last played for India during their latest Test against New Zealand in Christchurch. While the southpaw was slated to play a three-match ODI series against South Africa at home, the same couldn’t happen as the series was among the many tournaments which got affected by coronavirus.
Since making his comeback into the T20I squad after two years, Jadeja has picked eight wickets in nine matches at an average of 21.12, an economy rate of 6.25 and a strike rate of 20.2. Jadeja is among the Indian players who will be eyeing at IPL 2020 to further press their case for ICC T20 World Cup 2020 selection.