18 Nov

Virat Kohli’s Independence Day message: ‘It’s more special because it’s also my father’s birthday’

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli is revelling in the pride of being an Indian on the 71st Independence Day and took to Twitter to wish all his fans on Tuesday.”I want to wish you all a very happy Independence Day. My heart is filled with the pride of being an Indian every day but this particular day enhances that feeling to a whole different level,” said in a video on Twitter.Kohli, in the video, shared that August 15 also marks the birth date of his father which makes the day all the more special for him and his family.”It’s also a special day for me for more than one reason. It’s also my father’s birthday so the day also used to be a very special one for me and my family,” Kohli shared.Wishing everyone a very Happy Independence Day. It’s more special for me since it’s my Father’s B’day also. ??? #IndependenceDayIndia #JaiHind pic.twitter.com/ab01WBdu8i- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2017Kohli also spoke of his fond childhood memories celebrating the Independence Day and shared his joy of seeing the Indian flag fly high.”My fondest memories of this particular day are of course flying kites with friends and family when I was a kid in Delhi and really enjoying the day seeing the Indian flag wave everywhere you look.”The 28-year-old batsman urged his fans to be proud of being an Indian every day. (Also Read: Pre-Independence sporting heroes of India)”So really enjoy the day, fill your heart with the pride of being an Indian and always keep that feeling alive. Jai Hind!,” Kohli ended.advertisementAfter completing a historic overseas whitewash against Sri Lanka on Monday, Kohli and company are celebrating India’s 70 years of freedom in Sri Lanka.Kohli hoisted the Indian flag along with coach Ravi Shastri after which the whole team lined up alongside the duo for the national anthem.#TeamIndia gathered at Kandy to hoist the tri-colour on the occasion of Independence Day #IndependenceDayIndia https://t.co/SyRLmE4Let- BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2017Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi also took to Twitter to wish India on Independence Day and urged for “peace, tolerance and love.”Happy Independence Day India! No way to change neighbours, let’s work towards peace, tolerance and love. Let humanity prevail.# HopeNotOut- Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 14, 2017On 70 years of Independence, various former and current Indian cricketers took to Twitter to wish their fans and remember the freedom fighters. (Also Read: What India was crazy about: Hockey first, Cricket later, Football, Kabaddi now?)Happy #IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/iXIqlYO81c- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 15, 2017Remembering our freedom fighters,soldiers &everyone who made this possible.May we have freedom from poverty & hatred.#IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/3TyrcJQr82- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 15, 20177??0?? years of freedom! ????#HappyIndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/B8J6S67Cr6- hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 15, 2017We are 70 and getting stronger by the day. Happy 70 to all Indians across the globe. #Independence #august15th pic.twitter.com/BBqE3Ak1AX- Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) August 15, 2017Happy Independence day every1. I feel extremely blessed & honoured to represent my country at the global stage. Jai hind???? #ProudIndian pic.twitter.com/5XVYcak9Cf- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 15, 2017Happy Independence Day to all!! Jai Hind ???????????? pic.twitter.com/GmTPu4meyp- ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) August 15, 2017Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country! Happy Independence Day! #IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/22ms3wWGDc- Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 15, 2017Proud to be a part of a glorious nation..May the Indian tricolor always fly high..#HappyIndependanceDay #IndependenceDayIndia #Freedom70 pic.twitter.com/pvMb5JwniC- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 15, 2017Proud to be an Indian. Salute to all the heroes who fought for our Independence. Jai hind ?????Happy Independence Day! ????#happyindependenceday pic.twitter.com/3iQDIEG1Ts- yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 15, 2017Proud to b born in this great land.May our flag always keep flying high.Tributes to all who made our freedom possible#IndependenceDayIndia pic.twitter.com/GjJnF8zonc- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 15, 2017last_img read more

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