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Virat Kohli says August 15 is extra special for him. Here’s why

On the occasion of India’s 71st Independence Day, Virat Kohli took to Twitter to wish his fans and he also told them that the day holds a special place in his heart as it is his father’s birthday.

cricket Updated: Aug 15, 2017 22:59 IST
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Virat Kohli posted a video on Twitter wishing his fans a very happy Independence Day.(AFP)

August 15 is a day which is special for all Indians as it marks the Independence Day of the nation, but the date holds special importance for the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli.

On the occasion of India’s 71st Independence Day, Kohli took to Twitter to wish his fans and he also told them that the day holds a special place in his heart as it is his father’s birthday.

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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”

Kohli’s father - Prem Kohli - had passed away in December 2006 and in the video, the India skipper talked about his childhood days in Delhi where he used to fly kites with friends and family.

“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.

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“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 you heart with pride of being an Indian and always keep that feeling alive. Jai hind,” Kohli said in the video message.

Virat Kohli’s side produced a dominant performance to complete a whitewash against Sri Lanka in their three-match Test series. India were able to win all the Test matches quite easily with the last game in Pallekele ending in just three days.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 22:30 IST