NEW DELHI: Former Indian captain Kapil Dev presented his optimistic vision and urged his countrymen to stay indoors to win against the novel coronavirus. According to Dev, staying at home and following the lockdown orders are the least that the Indians could do to stop the spread of this pandemic.
Speaking to Starsports, Kapil said, "You are supposed to stay at home. So, stay at home. It is the least one can do to help the competent and relevant authorities to fight this life-threatening virus. "
Then the cricket legend went on to give his positive outlook that how can one use this time of lockdown. He said, "It can be taken in a positive way. Lockdown or Stay at Home. You have to challenge yourself to accept this situation. You have the world inside your home - your family. You have a means of entertaining yourself - books, TV, music. Best is the interaction you have with your family members."
"I sweep the house, clean the garden. My little garden is now my golf course also. I am getting to spend so much time with my family. Something that I had missed in the last so many years. I give the cook a break and cook for everyone. I take turns to do the dishes. I had learned all this while playing in England when Romi (his wife) would join me," said Kapil revealing his life in the quarantine period.
He also spoke about how these tough times will help people making more responsible for many things like their personal hygiene and keeping the surroundings clean.
Kapil Dev is really optimistic and that is why he is so confident that we will win this battle against the deadly virus. He said, "I always believe in being positive. In cricket, you get out for zero after scoring a century in the preceding innings. You end up wicketless after having done your best in the previous spells. I have read and heard how the human race has fought and set examples when dealing with a crisis. India's strength lies in our culture - looking after each other and caring for elders. We have to look to help the seniors. I know we will win this battle by staying together and strengthening the hands of our government and doctors by staying indoors."