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India's sports fraternity on Sunday joined the country in showing solidarity in the fight against the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic by lighting lamps and candles in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to demonstrate the nation's collective resolve.

PM Modi had appealed to the people to turn off lights and instead light diyas, candles and other forms of light for nine minutes at 9 PM on Sunday to show the nation's collective resolve to fight coronavirus.

Sports personalities such as batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, India cricket captain Virat Kohli, six-time world champion boxer MC Mary Kom, sprinter Hima Das, Rio Olympics bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik, London Games bronze winner Saina Nehwal, cricketers Virender Sehwag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Suresh Raina, and many others took to social media to express their solidarity in the fight against the deadly disease.
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