Team India captain Virat Kohli has conveyed the best wishes on the eve of Independence Day to all Indians present in every corner of the world. He has conveyed the patriotic greetings on Independence day and utters August 15, is indeed very special to him.
Along with this patriotic day, his father’s birthday falls on the same day. Earlier, Team India hoisted the flag on the eve of Independence Day and sang the national anthem. Captain Virat Kohli made the flag hoisting on this occasion. Meanwhile, all the team members and staff management including the head coach Ravi Shastri were present. Virat shared the post on Instagram. In which he has written that this day is indeed a very memorable day for me, which I would never forget throughout my life.He remembered this special day by sharing this video when he used to chit-chat with his friends and family on this day in the days of childhood in Delhi. They felt very delighted to see the Indian Tricolor flag with vibrant colors flying in the air.
Virat Kohli’s father, Prem Kohli, had a cherished desire that his son should play for Team India one day. His father expired when he was only 18 years old. After that sad incident, as days passed by Virat has decided to fulfill his dad’s wish.
In 2006, there was a Ranji Trophy match between Delhi and Karnataka which took place in Feroz Shah Kotla. After the second day’s play, Virat was sleeping in the hotel room, then at 3 o’clock there was a call from home that his father died due to the brain stroke
At that time, his coach Rajkumar Sharma in Australia explained to Virat that the father wanted him to play for Team India. At such situations, this innings of Ranji match is very important for his career. Keeping in mind about his father’s wish, had to go and do batting in the match. Virat showed his strong intention and got out on the field and saved the game from the follow-on by playing 90-run innings. After this Virat went home and performed the last rites of his father.