In England, citizens gathered on the streets to cheer the Coronavirus Health workers thereby violating all the social distancing norms. This got Ben stokes very angry and he slammed the citizens for taking to the streets and clapping and cheering for the healthcare workers thereby violating the crucial social distancing norm and behaving so irresponsibly.
Ben Stokes took to his twitter handle and criticized his fellow citizens in a post for not following the social distancing norms strictly and getting on streets without any reason. Ben Stokes took to the social media platform and wrote, “Let’s go to the bridge tonight and clap with many other people to show our support to the NHS, it’s absolutely fine to put other people lives at risk as long as we get the chance to be seen on camera while clapping I am very cool with it, “SERIOUSLY”. Ben Stokes shared a video along with the tweet where many people had gathered on a bridge and were seen clapping. Governments around the world have made it very clear that it is very important to maintain social distancing at all these tough times as it helps us in the fight against Coronavirus Pandemic.
England is very badly affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic as there are more than 1,00,000 confirmed cases in the country. England cricketers and other sports personalities from across the globe have asked the citizens to strictly follow the guidelines laid out by their respective governments.
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Ben Stokes much like other sports personalities has been spending time with his family. The Rajasthan Royals all-rounder cricketer was all set to play in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which has been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Ben Stokes has played 34 matches in the Indian Premier League and has scored 635 runs with a strike rate of 132.01. He has scalped 26 wickets with an economy rate of 8.25 as well. The official announcement from the BCCI to postpone the IPL 2020 came on Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown in India till May 3.