The outbreak of coronavirus pandemic has put a hold on all the sporting events in the world. The cricketing world also came into the grip of the COVID-19 fear as a series of events were cancelled or suspended by the coronavirus pandemic. These events include IPL 2020, Australia and New Zealand series and many more. Many cricketers including Brendon McCullum expressed their views on the same.
Coronavirus has proved to be a major threat to the world. The COVID-19 is affecting 170 countries and territories around the world. As per the reports more than 204,200 people are suffering from the virus. On of that, there is a record of over 8,200 deaths.
The virus continues to spread at an alarming rate. As of now, Governments globally are advising their citizens to main social-distance. Additionally, every country is imposing border restrictions as well. The world is coming to a standstill due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Brendon McCullum urges citizens to be safe
Brendon Barrie McCullum is a New Zealand cricket coach, commentator, and former cricketer. He has played a key role in New Zealand cricket as a captain of the team. On March 18th, the former captain took it to twitter to aware citizens about the current situation.
He assured that the sports will rise again and right now the prime focus should be coronavirus. Also, he sympathized with survivors around the globe. Moreover, McCullum believes that we are being challenged medically and we should tackle the situation together. “Thoughts with all those around the world right now. The sport will rise again in time but for now, it’s about everyone staying safe and finding a way through. Medically and economically we are being challenged more than our generation has ever been before but we will find a way”, were his exact words.
Take a look at his tweet:
Thoughts with all those around the World right now. Sport will rise again in time but for now it’s about everyone staying safe and finding a way through. Medically and economically we are being challenged more than our generation has ever been before but we will find a way. 🙏🏼
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) March 18, 2020