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| On Updated : Mar 25, 2020 12:10 PM IST

Watch: Virat Kohli appeals Indian citizens to follow the 21 days lockdown

Prime minister Narendra Modi yesterday announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from 25th March till 15th April as this is the only way to fight the havoc scare of COVID-19.

The announcement was made around 8 PM on Tuesday in account to keep the citizens away from this scare. Social distancing, personal hygiene, cleanliness are some measures that can help avoid this spreading to a great extent. The cricket fraternity is also making sure things go as per PM's notice and people do follow what the PM has asked.

Virat Kohli took to his Instagram handle and appeals to citizens in this testing times

Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to his official Instagram handle to urge people to follow what the PM has asked for.

Here's the video

He also took to his twitter for the same and wrote,

“As our Honourable Prime Minister, Shri @NarendraModi ji just announced, the whole country is going into a lockdown starting midnight today for the next 21 days. My request will remain the same, PLEASE STAY AT HOME.  #SocialDistancing is the only cure for Covid 19”,

There were a flurry of replies after Virat's twitter post, some of them are mentioned below;

Other cricketing icons also appealed for the same

Apart from Virat Kohli, former Indian cricketer and current head coach Ravi Shastri also welcomed this move from the PM. Here's what he tweeted;

“No mincing words. Absolute need of the hour. Leadership at its very best. The country will come out stronger than ever before all-round”

Here's what Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara had to say;

India's premier Test spinner Ravichandran Ashwin changed his username on Twitter. ‘lets stay indoors India' is his new username on Twitter which implies his support for the nationwide lockdown.

Apart from the Indian cricketers, former English batsman Kevin Pietersen posted a heartfelt message in Hindi. Here's what he had to say;

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Akshay Singh @Akshay_Cric

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