Shreyas Iyer Delhi Capitals captain
Shreyas Iyer Delhi Capitals captain
IPL official website

While the deadly pandemic coronavirus has forced citizens to go under self-isolation, Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer has turned into a magician to entertain us off the field.

Iyer is making the most of his home time and is trying a few magic tricks as well in order to keep himself as well as cricket fans entertained.

The BCCI on Saturday tweeted a 91-second video in which Iyer can be seen performing card magic tricks with his sister Natasha.

"Trust our in-house magician Shreyas Iyer to keep us entertained when we are all indoors," read the video caption.

"Thanks for bringing smiles champ!"

The Indian cricketer has named his magic trick the "gun trick" with a deck of cards.

The sports calendars have been shredded worldwide, including international and domestic cricket.

India's ODI series against South Africa was called off after the first match, as was Australia's ODI series against New Zealand. Both series were to be held without spectators before being scrapped.

England's tour of Sri Lanka was also cut short before the beginning of the two-match Test series while the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was due to start on March 29, has also been suspended till April 15.

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 2,50,000 people worldwide and led to over 11,000 deaths. In India, 275 have tested positive so far and four have died.

The country's health ministry has repeatedly advised people to stay at home and on Thursday Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged his fellow countrymen for a nationwide self-imposed curfew on Sunday to help the containment efforts.

(with inputs from agencies)

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