'Ye to Farz hai hamara': Mohd Shami calls helping out people in COVID crisis an ‘essential duty'
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: The Jersey number 11 of Indian Cricket team, Mohammed Shami, recently wore the clothes of a COVID warrior as he took to Amroha roads to help out the fellow citizens travelling in the buses and otherwise on countryside roads amid COVID-19 lockdown.
In a video which has now gone viral, Mohammed Shami is seen to be distributing water, food packets and masks among those en route their native places in Uttar Pradesh, through a highway in Amroha Uttar Pradesh, where Shami was filmed while helping out the people travelling.
Shami reportedly distributed food and bananas to around 200 people and also helped out in putting up the tents alongside the highway, for distributing food, water and other essentials.
Country's cricket governing body, BCCI, took to Twitter to share the exact spirited glimpse of Shami's efforts to help out people travelling in COVID times. BCCI pointed out that Shami has also set up food distribution centres near his house in Sahaspur, Amroha, for helping out the people with necessary eatables in these extraordinarily difficult times.
"As #IndiaFightsCorona, @MdShami11 comes forward to help people trying to reach home by distributing food packets & masks on National Highway No. 24 in Uttar Pradesh. He has also set up food distribution centres near his house in Sahaspur. We are in this together," BCCI wrote.
As #IndiaFightsCorona, @MdShami11 comes forward to help people trying to reach home by distributing food packets & masks on National Highway No. 24 in Uttar Pradesh. He has also set up food distribution centres near his house in Sahaspur.
We are in this together pic.twitter.com/gpti1pqtHH
June 2, 2020
Shami thanked BCCI for the recognition and said that this is his 'duty' to make a difference in these stark times. "Thank you ye to farz hai hamara(sic)," Shami wrote back on micro blogging site.
Thank you ye to farz hai hamara— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) June 2, 2020
Although, the total COVID case count in India is closing the grim milestone of 200,000 cases, but the country has also recorded almost as many recoveries as the number of active cases; 97,581 active cases, 95,526 recoveries. However, the death count has crossed the mark of 5,500 according to the latest data available on Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.
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