LONDON: The Indian nation celebrating 75th Independence Day and everyone in the country is gripped with patriotic fervour and the cricket team which is involved in the second Test with England wasn’t untouched. Captain Kohli and coach Shastri were accompanied by Indian players and support staff to celebrate Independence Day before the start of the play on day four.
Kohli and Shastri unfurled the Indian tricolour inside the Indian High Commission compound and then joined everyone in singing the national anthem. “On the occasion of India’s Independence Day, Team-India members came together to hoist the flag,” the Indian Cricket Team’s Twitter handle captioned the video.
Before the start of Day 4 of the ongoing Lord’s Test against England, Team India hoisted the tri-colour as the country celebrates its 75th Independence Day. The official Twitter handle of BCCI shared a video in which Kohli and Co can be seen hoisting the national flag and then singing the national anthem.
Meanwhile at home, thirty-two Olympians who made the country proud at the Tokyo Games and two officials of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) were invited to participate in the Independence Day celebrations at Delhi’s Red Fort. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who created history at the recently-concluded Olympics by winning the country’s first track-and-field gold medal, was among the 32 athletes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the national flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort and even honoured the athletes for making the country proud in his speech.