Australia batsman David Warner on Tuesday decided to shave off his head to show support towards all those people who are working relentlessly on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus. After shaving off his head, Warner also challenged his Australian team-mate Steve Smith and India skipper Virat Kohli to do the same. Warner shared a time-lapse video on Instagram of him shaving his head, and captioned the post as: “Been nominated to shave my head in support of those working on the frontline #Covid-19 here is a time-lapse. I think my debut was the last time I recall I’ve done this. Like it or not”.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Australia’s death toll stands at 19, as per the Sydney Morning Herald.
As of 8 am today, 4460 people across Australia have tested positive for COVID-19.
The World Health Organisation had termed coronavirus as a ”pandemic” on March 11.
Earlier in the day, Australia Test skipper Tim Paine also confirmed that the side’s tour of Bangladesh is unlikely due to the virus spread.
“You don’t have to be Einstein to realise (the Bangladesh tour) is probably unlikely to go ahead, particularly in June. Whether it’s cancelled or pushed back, we’re not quite sure at the moment,” cricket.com.au quoted Paine as saying.
Currently, Australia have 296 points in the WTC from 10 matches, while India lead the table with 360 points from nine matches.