The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone into self-isolation and sportspersons across the globe are using this time by practicing for the future, focusing on fitness and spending time with their families. Amidst the fear that has gripped the world, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to post a fun graphic to know “who is your quarantine partner”. While cricket fans across the globe flooded the ICC tweet with their results according to the graphic, some cricketers too joined the entertaining exercise.
Who is your quarantine partner pic.twitter.com/LWfV56Xko0
— ICC (@ICC) March 22, 2020
The graphic shared by the ICC explains “The Isolation Game” based on your “birth month”, “highest cricket score” and the “last digit of your phone number”.
Former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs revealed that he had been paired with India captain Virat Kohli, saying: “In quarantine, me and @imVkohli going toe to toe in the gym.”
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) March 22, 2020
Australia batsman David Warner also joined the game and got New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson as his quarantine partner. “Me and Kane Williamson doing TikTok videos,” Warner tweeted.
Me and Kane Williamson doing TikTok videos https://t.co/XhHBwryEZu
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) March 22, 2020
Warner and Williamson play for SunRisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The IPL 2020, scheduled to start on March 29, has been postponed until April 15 due to coronavirus pandemic. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly had made it clear that the 13th edition of IPL will be a truncated one if the COVID-19 crisis improves.
“It will happen, because if it is April 15, then, in any case 15 days are gone, it has to be truncated. How truncated, how many games, I can’t say at the moment,” Ganguly said as quoted by PTI.