Bengal pacer Ishan Porel has come forward and did his bit during the 21-day lockdown which has brought life to a standstill. Porel felt as a citizen of the country, everyone should do whatever they can to help the country.

He also added that he has also arranged rice, cereals and other grocery items for the people near his locality, who cannot afford much in the lockdown and Ishan, along with his parents, is going to distribute everything in the upcoming days.

“We need to help people fight this dreaded disease in whatever way we can. I am doing my bit. I am also arranging basic food like rice, cereals and grocery for 100 people near my locality who can’t afford food because of this lockdown. They have been identified and my parents and I will be distributing the goods in the next two days,” Porel said as quoted by India Today.

“I am seeing on TV that people are still crowding the streets. They need to realise by doing this they are putting everybody’s life in danger. I urge all to stay home and cooperate with our government in this grim battle to defeat this virus,” the Bengal pacer added.

Earlier, the Board of Control of Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday visited the ‘Belur math’ and donated 2000 kg rice to the needy.

Meanwhile, most of the sporting events have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.