The Indian Cricket team is in England (the nation from which India got Independence on 15th August 1947), and they celebrated Independence Day by hoisting the national flag on British soil. Currently, the team is lacking in the Five-Match Test Series by 2-0, and the next meeting is fixed on 18th August 2018 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The team started preparing for the third and series decider Test, but they first celebrated the Independence day on the former ruler’s soil. It was a great moment shared by Indian Cricket teams Twitter handle which is getting viral, and people are reacting on it while Captain Virat Kohli addressed the nation on behalf of the team and made it even more special for the fans.
Here is the Instagram post of Indian Cricket Team’s official account:
Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja shared some pictures of the team with fans on Twitter:
It's a great feeling to be an Indian. May the tricolour always fly high. Happy Independence Day 🇮🇳 Jai hind ! pic.twitter.com/qtKTfxP09D
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) August 15, 2018
Here is the message that was addressed by Virat Kohli:
MUST WATCH: On Independence Day, members of #TeamIndia came together to honour the tricolour in England. What a proud moment this #HappyIndependenceDay 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 #IndependenceDayIndia
Full Video Link—> https://t.co/MBEx1zhR6K pic.twitter.com/LWhooUwORO
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2018
Not only the national squad but Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman also celebrated the day and shared their message on social media. Meanwhile, team India will take on England on 18h August 2018 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham and this time they have to win the match to survive in the Test Series. Jasprit Bumrah is officially declared fit for the third Test while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be examined to play in the fourth Test. Captain Virat Kohli condition is yet to be cleared, but predictions are he will play in the next one after conceiving a back Injury. As quoted by the cricketing pundits, Virat should play in the series decider because the team needs him. He is the only batsman who is scoring in England, so his recovery is crucial for the national benefit. Virat scored 200 runs in the first Test while due to injury he failed to score at Lord’s.