In the wake of the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak, BCCI President and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the empty roads in his home city Kolkata, are the kind of scenes he never thought he would witness in his lifetime.

“Never thought would see my city like this .. stay safe .. this will change soon for the better …love and affection to all…,” Ganguly posted on his Twitter page alongside images of deserted roads.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more than 16,000 deaths globally. India, the number of positive cases has come sloe to 500 and nine people have died.

The pandemic has forced postponement or cancellation of almost every sports event in the country.

Meanwhile, the Indian Premier League (IPL), which has been postponed till April 15 is staring at a possible cancellation due to the deadly outbreak, which has led to more than 16,000 deaths globally. India, which has reported over 400 cases and nine deaths so far, is in a lockdown till March 31 to contain the pandemic.