Indian skipper Virat Kohli has expressed the feeling of pride for Indian Armed Forces and he has now sent a message to them on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day, thanking them for their services and sacrifices for the nation.
Virat also shared that one day they would like to meet the armed forces to get more inspiration from the ‘true heroes’. Team India also sported the Armed Forces flags on their jerseys during the third Test against Sri Lanka at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla to celebrate the Armed Forces Week.
The Armed Forces Flag Day has been observed on December 7 since 1949 throughout the nation in order to honor the martyrs and the men in uniform. In a video posted by BCCI, Kohli along with Cheteshwar Pujara paid their tribute to the ‘true heroes’. Kohli said, “Sporting the Army Forces Flag Day logo on our jerseys was a moment of pride for all of us, especially during the national anthem. When we put it on our jerseys, we understood the sacrifices of all the armed forces that protect our nation 24/7 and make sure we keep living in peace. They have been doing so for so many years and we just want to send our best wishes to them.”
He further added, “We feel that you are the true heroes. We always are very thankful for what you do for the nation. If given a chance, we would always love to meet you, as a team or as individuals also so that we can get more inspiration and have a nice time together.”
While, Pujara said, “It is a proud moment for us talking about the soldiers’ day. They keep us safe and make a lot of sacrifices. As he (Kohli) said, one day we would definitely like to meet them.”
Here is the video:
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 7, 2017