Ever Since 1949, December 7th is being celebrated as the Indian Armed Forces Flag Day wherein the Indians all across the globe remember, commemorate and honour the supreme sacrifices made by their countless valiant soldiers in the line of duty.
India’s proud cricket skipper Virat Kohli has done exactly the same as he sent a heart-warming message to the Army, thanking them for their services and sacrifices for the nation. On the behalf of his team, Kohli also revealed the desire to meet them to draw more inspiration.
“Sporting the Army Forces Flag Day logo on our jerseys was a moment of pride for all of us, especially during the national anthem. When we put it on our jerseys, we understood the sacrifices of all the armed forces that protect our nation 24/7 and make sure we keep living in peace. They have been doing so for so many years and we just want to send our best wishes to them,” Kohli said in a video posted by BCCI on their official Twitter account.
“We feel that you are the true heroes. We always are very thankful to what you do for the nation. If given a chance, we would always love to meet you, as team or as individuals also so that we can get more inspiration and have a nice time together,” he further added.
India’s seasoned Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was also there in the video along with his skipper. In his tribute to the ‘true heroes’, Pujara said: “It is a proud moment for us talking about the soldiers’ day. They keep us safe and make a lot of sacrifices. As he (Kohli) said, one day we would definitely like to meet them.”
All the Indian players sported the Armed Forces badges on their jerseys during the just-concluded third Test against Sri Lanka at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi to commemorate the Armed Forces Week. Delhi Test ended in a draw as Virat Kohli’s men secured the three-match series 1-0.