Apart from Rohit Sharma, several former and current cricketers also lit earthen lamp and and candles to honour the efforts of thousands of medical officers, working tirelessly to save lives.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to turn off lights and light either an earthen lamp or a candle at 9 pm for nine minutes on Sunday was followed in large numbers across the country. Several cricketers, who had earlier made an appeal to the people to show solidarity, also participated in the initiative.
However, in some parts of the country people defied the lockdown protocols and came out on the street to burst firecrackers. Indian opener Rohit Sharma who also lit candles with wife Ritika urged such people to stay indoors with a hilarious tweet. “Stay indoors India, don’t go out on the streets celebrating. World Cup is still some time away,” Rohit tweeted.