first_imgImage Courtesy: Shutterstock/APAdvertisement wcfcfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vss9bxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eae( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9hxtxWould you ever consider trying this?😱pu5Can your students do this? 🌚r7hj7Roller skating! Powered by Firework As India faces the challenge against the novel Coronavirus pandemic, many iconic figures from the country’s sporting fraternity have come forward in aid, be it monetary or with service. Many cricketers, away from the training grounds are providing a helping hand to the poor and underprivileged of the country, who have been affected the most in the current ongoing nationwide lock down. Joining the stalwarts like Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, is Shahbaz Nadeem, who has decided to look after 350 families in his locality.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Shutterstock/APHailing from Jharia, a town in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, Shahbaz Nadeem has taken the decision to supply the essential commodities to 350 poor families around his hometown, who are currently out of supplies as India observes a 21-day lock down.In an interview with Times of India, Nadeem stated that he intends to deliver crucial food items like rice, cereals, vegetables and sugar to the families.Advertisement “Till now we’ve been able to distribute these things among 150 families, there are 200 more to go,” the bowler claimed.The Jharkhand cricket team star, currently out of fixtures, took up the responsibility to stand beside the needy in times of crisis.Advertisement The 30 year old continued: “I believe in providing direct aid, so from the morning we’re mainly busy preparing packets so that we can help as many people as possible.”With only a single international Test cap to his name, Nadeem currently plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, the upcoming season of the blockbuster tournament which has been postponed until 15th April. However, its the least of Nadeem’s worries.“Right now the priority should be everyone’s safety and health. Whether it is today or tomorrow, IPL will be back but right now it’s human lives which are at stake,” the former Delhi Daredevils star added.Nadeem also added that he is undergoing training in self-isolation in his own home. “For me there is no other option other than working out at home. Any player would love to be on the field but one has to accept the situation,” he concluded.The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in India has crossed 2300, and 56 patients have died till date.Also read-Yuvi takes exception as Ravi Shastri remembers WC 2011 win – but fails to mention these 2 key players! Advertisementlast_img