COVID-19: Here's what Indian cricketers are up to at home during the lockdown

Updated: Mar 31, 2020, 09:28 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma

    Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and his actress wife Anushka Sharma took to social media to post a few messages for citizens. He wrote: These are testing times and we need to wake up to the seriousness of this situation. Please let us all follow what's been told to us and stand united please. It's a plea to everyone 

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  • Shikhar Dhawan

    Shikhar Dhawan's posts on Instagram are the pick of the lot. Dhawan showed off his humour by posting a video of him washing clothes and cleaning the bathroom while his wife Aesha gets dolled up. He wrote: Life after one week at home. Reality hits hard @aesha.dhawan5 @boat.nirvana #boAtheadStayINsane

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  • Shikhar Dhawan

    Shikhar Dhawan also posted a video of him along with his son Zoraver practising boxing and wrote, 'Morning session with my boy'

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  • Shikhar Dhawan

    Shikhar Dhawan tapped on other talents in his kitty. Here he tried his hands at juggling. He wrote: Hi Friends, I decided to make the most of my time at home and learn something new. Ghar baithe catching practice bhi ho rahi hai. I now challenge @aesha.dhawan5 @aliyah_dhawan @tilakgoenka You guys can also join the #21dayLearningchallenge with me today! #LearningWontStop #21DayLearningchallenge

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  • Rohit Sharma

    India's other opener, Rohit Sharma posted a video of him teaching his little girl Samaira cricket indoors

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  • Mayank Agarwal

    Opener Mayank Agarwal posted a photo of him relaxing with wife Ashita on a hammock and wrote: It's not about how much time you spend with your family, it's how you spend it. Do something together. Cook a meal, read a book, work out! This is @aashitasood09 and me in our favorite place at home. #coronaviruslockdown #stayathomesavelives #stayhome

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  • Mayank Agarwal

    Mayank Agarwal then posted a photo of his family chilling indoors and playing games and wrote: The Agarwals are keeping themselves occupied through the lockdown. What's your family up to? #lockdown #stayhomestaysafe

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  • Ishant Sharma

    Ishant Sharma shared a throwback photo along with his wife Pratima and wrote: Social distancing and quarantining had me scrolling through old pictures with @pratima0808, found a picture of us in Sept 2017 #throwback

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  • Sourav Ganguly

    BCCI President and former captain Sourav Ganguly shared a picture of him chilling in the BCCI lounger and captioned it: Amids all the coronavirus scare .. happy to sit in the lounge at 5pm.. free... can’t remember when I did last..

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  • Sachin Tendulkar

    Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar posted a series of videos advising people to stay indoors and realise the seriousness of the Coronavirus pandemic. He wrote: Stay at home for 21 days & defeat the Corona Virus. Our government and health experts have requested us to stay at home & not venture out. Yet many people are doing so. My family & I are at home, will not be stepping out for the next 21 days. I request you all to do the same. #CoronavirusLockdown

    10/26
  • Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Natasa Stankovic, Pankhuri Sharma

    Hardik Pandya shared a photo of him with fiance Natasa, brother Krunal and his wife Pankhuri paying tribute to the emergency professionals during Coronavirus outbreak. he wrote: Salute to all the medical staff and other emergency personnel who are fighting the virus selflessly. We are forever indebted to you. You are the real Heroes

    11/26
  • Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya

    As it was also Krunal Pandya's birthday, Hardik shared a picture of him feeding his elder bro invisible cake and wished him: Happy birthday bhai. We’re looking after each other in isolation so here’s my invisible zero calorie cake gift for you Love you loads 

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  • Krunal Pandya

    Krunal Pandya shared a picture of him celebrating his birthday at home and wrote, "All your birthday wishes and all the love was wonderful to see and I thank everyone Spending my birthday with my loved ones indoors because it's very important that we all stay at home and take precautions with everything that's happening. Be safe everyone"

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  • Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Natasa Stankovic, Pankhuri Sharma

    Hardik Pandya posted a cool selfie with fiancee Natasa Stankovic, Krunal Pandya and Pankhuri Sharma and wrote: What a fun session with my babies

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  • Ajinkya Rahane

    Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane tried his hand at cooking and it appears to be pretty successful. Rahane shared a photo of him testing his dish before he gives his wife a taste of it. He wrote: Today’s dinner: Coriander Rice Awaiting feedback from @radhika_dhopavkar #HomeCooking

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  • Ajinkya Rahane

    In another post, Ajinkya Rahane shared a wonderful video of his wife Radhika Dhopavkar enjoying some playtime with their daughter and simply captioned it - Being at home be like

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  • Dinesh Karthik

    Dinesh Karthik has been on another level on Instagram posting snapshots of him meditating and shadow practising cricket. Posted @withregram @kkriders Our skipper @dk00019 has gone into self-isolation. Tell us how you're spending your time at home #KorboLorboJeetbo vs #CoronaVirusOutbreak #StayAtHome #StaySafe #KKR #cricket

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  • KL Rahul

    KL Rahul took to Instagram to post a video of him in the middle of some serious workout sessions at home.

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  • Umesh Yadav

    Pacer Umesh Yadav also shared a video of him working out at home with an inspirational message: Yes we are facing a tough situation currently but use your time well. Exercise and stay fit. 

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  • Umesh Yadav

    Umesh Yadav also posted a picture of his wife Tanya Wadhwa exploring the artist within and wrote: Take time to do what makes your soul happy #stayhomestaysafe

    20/26
  • Deepak Chahar

    Deepak Chahar posted a photo of him in the middle of a workout and captioned it: Even at home, I clean the equipment first and then start exercising to ensure I don't catch any infections. Similarly, #SabsePehleLifeInsurance is a first step towards ensuring a safe and secure future for our loved ones. 

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  • Deepak Chahar

    Deepak Chahar later posted a fun video of him trying his hand at playing the guitar

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  • Deepak Chahar

    Deepak Chahar further posted a video of him during another workout session at home and he looks pretty excited

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  • Shivam Dube

    Shivam Dube shared a video on social media with a strong message to citizens: Stay home, Stay Healthy, let’s fight #coronavirus together. Support our PM @narendramodi ji’s #jantacurfew initiative. #ISupportJantaCurfew #india #indiafightscorona

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  • Prithvi Shaw

    Mumbai sensation Prithvi Shaw also shared a photo of him in the middle of some stretching and said - Now more than ever, we are one team #teamnike #playfortheworld

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  • Rahul Chahar

    Yong cricketer Rahul Chahar did the same as Shaw and wrote: Now more than ever, we are one team #teamnike #playfortheworld #prayfortheworld Be Safe Everyone!

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About The Gallery

As PM Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown in the entire nation in order to battle the Coronavirus pandemic, many cricketers are staying indoors and pursuing other activities at home. Here is a look at what our Men in Blue are up to while they stay inside four walls.