Amid the global pandemic coronavirus which has claimed the lives of 10,030, affecting 2,44,523 people worldwide, cricketers are urging citizens to stay indoors which can prevent the spread of the virus.
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has spent an awful lot of time in India and with that, the right handed batsman has notched up his Hindi which was evident in his latest message against coronavirus.
The 39-year-old took to Twitter and wrote a message in Hindi which read: "Namaste india, hum sab coronavirus ko harane mein ek saath hai , hum sab apne apne sarkar ki baat ka nirdes kare aur ghar me kuch Dino ke liye rahe , yeh samay hai hosiyaar rahene ka. App sabhi ko der sara pyaar."
(Namaste India, we are all together to defeat the coronavirus and we should adhere to the rules and regulations laid down to us by the government and health experts. We should also stay at home because this is the time to stay aware and smart. Lots of love to everyone.)
Pietersen's Hindi has developed over the years, owing to his teacher Shreevats Goswami who is signed with SunRisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
Pietersen is often seen associating himself with India culture. Recently, on Holi, the cricketer celebrated and posted a picture of himself wishing all his fans in India 'Happy Holi'.
Meanwhile, in India, the coronavirus has caused the Indian Premier League's suspension until April 15 as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the virus.