Amid the massive outbreak of the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has urged his fans and followers to follow the right health guidelines and tackle the virus session by session, day by day, just like the games most demanding format.
An all-time cricket great and former Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar has always been active even outside the cricket field. The master blaster can often be seen supporting various social causes around the world. Following the recent coronavirus outbreak, Sachin Tendulkar has been busy making his fans and followers aware of the virus. The Indian star has been seen stressing everyone to follow the right guidelines issued by the health authorities.
Highlights! Sachin Tendulkar brings out an interesting way of fighting against coronavirus for India.
- The Indian legend has given tips to tackle COVID-19 by taking inspiration from Test cricket.
- Sachin Tendulkar believes that at this point of time defence is the best form attack.
- According to Sachin, an attitudinal change may greatly help in tackling the current scenario.
Learning from Test cricket to help fight coronavirus
In a recent interview, the master blaster has asked India to keep up the fight against COVID-19. Sachin has asked people to tackle the coronavirus pandemic by taking inspiration from cricket’s oldest format – Test cricket. According to the Indian legend, Test cricket rewards one for their patience. When a batter is playing in a country for the first time, he might not understand the pitch conditions or the bowlers. In such a case, defence becomes the best form of attack. Similarly, it’s patience and self-defence that is required now to combat coronavirus.
Sachin is really petrified for the fact that the entire world of sports has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tendulkar further said that just like long partnerships are needed for victory in Test cricket, it’s the partnership, understanding and cooperation between people that is needed to overcome the current situation.
Attitudinal change needed to combat coronavirus
Sachin Tendulkar pressed upon the fact that the Novel Coronavirus is something that the world and India is yet to understand. Countries having highest coronavirus cases are those that didn’t take precautions at the right time. A mere attitudinal change of what we’re facing is beyond our collective comprehension will be a great help in tackling the scenario. It’s similar to respecting a bowler and not going after him when a batsman can’t read him at all.
Sachin has stressed that we do not just need to look after ourselves but also be considerate towards the ones around us. We might be having a strong immunity. But by not taking precautions, we might act as a carrier of the virus to the ones having a weaker immunity. So, this needs to be a give and take process.
It’s World versus Coronavirus
The Indian cricketer believes that this is the time for the world to be on the back foot and play safe. The opponent needs to be respected at the moment. Test cricket is all about comebacks. There’s always a second innings to make up for the first one. So, everything else can wait. According to Sachin, a positive mindset and cooperation among all countries can help in overcoming the pandemic.
The current pandemic is nothing but a Test match – A match where the entire world is up against the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. It will last longer. Both sides will resist. But the one with the right attitude will go the distance. The world is up against a real test of time.