New Delhi, Apr 11: India captain Virat Kohli and pacer Ishant Sharma has heaped praise on Delhi Police for their relentless services during the time of coronavirus crisis.
Kohli especially lauded the Delhi Police for helping those who have been the worst hit. "It is heartening for me to know that the police service across the nation is helping so many people in these difficult times," Kohli said in a video posted on Delhi Police official Twitter handle on Friday. "I want to acknowledge the efforts of Delhi police who have not only performed their duties with absolute honesty but also taken food to the poor people on a daily basis, which is their utmost requirement.
So, well done and keep putting in the same effort," he added. India pacer Ishant Sharma also joined Virat Kohli to appreciate the efforts of the Delhi Police personnel. He also urged the people to follow the official directives and stay home to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Friends this is the time to stay at home and spend time with your family. Delhi police jawans are performing their duties day and night. So let's help Delhi Police by staying at our homes and don't pay heed to rumours," said Ishant. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and has shredded the global sporting calendar while the fate of IPL 2020 also seems undecided due to the crisis.
The death toll in the country rose to 239 on Saturday while the total number of infections soared to 7,447 including the 642 patients who have been treated and discharged. Globally, more than 100,000 people have died from the disease, according to data by John Hopkins. Total number of infections across the world is at 1,696,139 with US reporting the highest number of cases at 500,399. (UNI)