R Ashwin was amongst a number of celebrities who had shared this shifting story on social media.© AFP

The plight of an aged couple, who run a small roadside kiosk in Delhi named ‘Baba ka Dhaba’, had grow to be the discuss of the city after a video of an aged man wiping his tears had gone viral on social media. Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was amongst a number of celebrities who had shared this shifting story, which led to an enormous marketing campaign to assist them out. Subsequent day, individuals began queuing exterior the kiosk in giant numbers, bringing smiles to the couple’s faces. Their story was additionally highlighted on NDTV and tagging one such information story in his tweet, Delhi Capitals off-spinner Ashwin wrote about how social media could possibly be used successfully to “obtain good issues”. He additional acknowledged that social media can be utilized for each — good or unhealthy — however how one desires to make use of the platform is all the time his/her alternative.

“This one right here reveals how successfully we are able to obtain good issues by way of such boards. Social media can be utilized for good or unhealthy and let’s simply say that the selection is all the time “OUR’S”,” Ashwin tweeted.

The aged man Kanta Prasad and his spouse Badami Devi had been delighted with the fixed stream of shoppers queuing exterior their kiosk. “We’re very proud of the variety of prospects which are turning up now. We’re grateful for the general public help,” mentioned Kanta Prasad.

“Through the lockdown months we couldn’t promote something. We struggled to outlive however immediately we’re flooded with prospects. We wish to give our blessings to all those that helped us,” his spouse added.


Ashwin is at the moment taking part within the Indian Premier League (IPL), representing his franchise Delhi Capitals. Having registered 4 wins and a loss from 5 matches, Delhi are sitting comfortably in second spot on the IPL 2020 Factors Desk, with a recreation in hand over table-toppers Mumbai Indians.

Delhi can have the chance to displace the defending champions from the highest in the event that they handle to beat Steve Smith’s Rajasthan Royals on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday.

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