August 15 is indeed a very special day in the life of every Indian. On the occasion of India’s 71st Independence Day, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and some other cricketers took to social media to wish their fans and the Indian mass.
But for the Indian Skipper, it was indeed a special day. It was his fathers birthday too. The 28-year old posted a heartfelt message on Twitter with the caption: “Wishing everyone a very Happy Independence Day. It’s more special for me since it’s my Father’s B’day also. #IndependenceDayIndia #JaiHind”.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2017
The skipper became nostalgic about the day and spoke about his childhood days. His father Prem Kohli who died back in December 2006 was very much attached to Virat.
“I want to wish you all a very happy independence day. My heart is filled with pride being an Indian every day. But this particular day enhances that feeling to a whole different level. It’s also a special day for me more than one reason. It’s also my father’s birthday. So the day also is special for me and my family along with the Independence Day also.”
“My fondest memories of this particular day are of course flying kites with friends and family. When I was a kid in Delhi, I really enjoyed the day, seeing the Indian flag wave everywhere you look. So, really enjoy the day fill your heart with pride of being an Indian and always keep that feeling alive. Jai hind,” Kohli said in the video message.
Team India also had a flag hoisting ceremony in Sri Lanka.