Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Pakistan’s renowned cricketer Shahid Afridi has come forward to help the poor in the time of crisis. A video went viral on social media like wildfire in which Afridi can be seen distributing food to homeless people.
The condition in Islamabad is very critical as the number of coronavirus cases is exponentially increasing. In Pakistan alone, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 6,400 so far, while more than 66 people have died in the country from the infection. The speed with which corona is spreading seems unstoppable.
‘Boom Boom’ Afridi is making ration and cash available to the minorities after a Hindu tennis player spoke about the plight of the Hindu community in the city amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, international tennis player Robin Das made a request to the Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) to help the minority communities in Pakistan. However, former cricketer Afridi made a huge mistake while distributing food packets to minorities because people came in contact with each other during the campaign.
At a time when the rest of the world is avoiding leaving home in the current outbreak of coronavirus, Hordes of people gathered for ration after a call made by Shahid Afridi. It is to be advised that one needs to avoid social gatherings as part of precautionary measures to contain coronavirus outbreak, but Afridi, on the other hand, committed a big mistake by gathering them at one place.
He should have thought about all possible measures before taking this initiative. Now, Pakistan may see a hike in the number of coronaviruses confirmed cases. He donated essential supplies to needy people at a time where Pakistan is combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Later, Afridi was trolled by people for his negligence on social media. He thought of extending a helping hand in this hard time, but his plan turned out to be a failure. On Tuesday, Afridi shared a post on social media in which he claimed that he held a ration drive specifically for the struggling Hindu and Christian minorities in the country.
Earlier, Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar sought help from India, said that if India provides 10,000 ventilators to Pakistan in this hard time, Pakistan will always be grateful to India.
Expressing his desire, the Rawalpindi Express said that India and Pakistan should play a three-match ODI or a T20I series behind closed doors which can raise millions of dollars of funds to help both the countries to battle coronavirus pandemic.