With all live sports action suspended owing to the rapid rise in coronavirus concerns across the world, sports governing bodies and league franchises are finding unique ways to keep their fans engaged on social media sites. International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday came up with a unique game on Twitter called 'The Isolation Game'.
"Who is your quarantine partner?" ICC captioned with rules of the game being simple. The cricketer will have to choose their quarantine partner as per their birthday month, their highest score will be the number of hours the two will spend with each other and the last digit of his/her phone number will decide what activity the two will be performing.
The players listed in the months are - Ricky Ponting (January), Virat Kohli (February), Misbah-ul-Haq (March), Andre Russell (April), Brendan Taylor (May), Kumar Sangakkara (June), Tamim Iqbal (July), Ben Stokes (August), Paul Stirling (September), Kane Williamson (October), Rashid Khan (November) and Faf du Plessis (December).
Who is your quarantine partner ❓ pic.twitter.com/LWfV56Xko0— ICC (@ICC) March 22, 2020
As per the rules, former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs will be going toe to tow with Indian skipper Virat Kohli. "In quarantine, me and @imVkohli going toe to toe in the gym," Gibbs tweeted.
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) March 22, 2020
Meanwhile, Australian cricketer David Warner will be making Tik Tok videos with his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate and New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson.
Me and Kane Williamson doing TikTok videos 😂😂 https://t.co/XhHBwryEZu— David Warner (@davidwarner31) March 22, 2020
Replying to Warner's tweet, Gibbs wrote, "would be a sight for sore eyes! How you going mate"
🤣 would be a sight for sore eyes! How you going mate— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) March 22, 2020
All major sporting activities including the Olympic qualifiers have been suspended owing to the novel virus that has claimed the lives of nearly 10,000 and 230,000 positive