India stay inside, we’re still in middle of a fight: Gambhir

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Reminding citizens that India is “still in middle of a fight” amid the coronavirus outbreak, former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has lashed out at those who burst crackers on Sunday evening.

“INDIA, STAY INSIDE! We are still in the middle of a fight. Not an occasion to burst crackers!” Gambhir said on Twitter after it emerged out that firecrackers were burnt in several parts of the country on Sunday evening during the nine-minute period in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked citizens to switch off their lights and light candles and diyas and show solidarity in fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Gambhir, who is also a BJP MP from East Delhi, on Monday pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh more to the Delhi Government for procurement of medical equipment and treatment of COVID-19 patients in the national capital.
India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh also slammed those who resorted to bursting crackers. “We will find a cure for corona but how are we going to find a cure for stupidity,” Harbhajan tweeted.
The entire sports fraternity had joined the country in showing solidarity in the fight against the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic which has so far claimed more than 100 lives in the country.
Over 4,000 confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported till date in India.