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Indian cricket team hoists tricolour in Kandy to celebrate Independence Day | Video

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video on twitter where Indian cricket team skipper Kohli is seen walking up to the flag, with Ravi Shastri beside him, and hoisting the tricolour as players and members of the support staff stood in a straight line to sing the national anthem.

india vs sri lanka 2017 Updated: Aug 15, 2017 22:31 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, along with teammates, hoist the tricolour, celebrating Independence Day in Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday.(bcci.tv)

The Indian cricket team, led by skipper Virat Kohli, hoisted the tricolour in Kandy on Tuesday to celebrate Independence Day.

The team, which whitewashed hosts Sri Lanka in the three-match Test series, is gearing up for the six limited-over fixtures. They will play five ODIs and a T20 match from August 20 to September 6.

In a video shared by The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on twitter, Kohli is seen walking up to the flag along with coach Ravi Shastri, and hoisting the tricolour as players and members of the support staff stood in a straight line to sing the national anthem.

Family of some of the team members were also present at the flag hoisting, as the touring party commemorated the occasion on a bright and sunny morning in Kandy.


BCCI’s twitter post read: “#TeamIndia gathered at Kandy to hoist the tri-colour on the occasion of Independence Day #IndependenceDayIndia”

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 12:55 IST