New Delhi, Feb 03: Former worldwide cricketer Kevin Pietersen’s reward for India’s “generosity and kindness” in sending COVID-19 vaccines to South Africa prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to claim on Wednesday that India believes that the world is our household, and it needs to play its position in strengthening the battle towards the pandemic.
“Glad to see your affection towards India. 🙂 We believe that the world is our family and want to play our role in strengthening the fight against COVID-19,” Modi tweeted.
Glad to see your affection in direction of India. 🙂
We imagine that the world is our household and need to play our position in strengthening the battle towards COVID-19. https://t.co/zwpB3CNxLG
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 3, 2021
He was responding to Pietersen’s tweet that mentioned, “Indian generosity and kindness grows more and more every single day. The beloved country!”
The former England batsman expressed his sentiments on Tuesday after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar posted an image of an plane that had landed with made-in-India vaccines in South Africa.
Pietersen was born in South Africa and moved to England later.