Virat Kohli urges the floods-struck Kerala people to "Stay Indoors"

Virat Kohli thanked the Indian army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for their "incredible support" to the floods-struck Kerala.

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Virat Kohli, Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, has urged flood-hit Kerala people to “be safe and stay indoors as much as you can”. He also thanked the Indian army and NDRF for their incredible support in this critical condition of the Kerala people, who have been facing its worst flood in 100 years.

According to recent updates from the state, the death toll has reached 324 due to torrential rains and floods and Indian skipper expressed his hope that the situation in the southern state recovers soon.

On Friday (17 August), Kohli took to Twitter to urge those living in the state to be safe and “stay indoors” as much as they can.

He wrote, “Everyone in Kerala, please be safe and stay indoors as much as you can. Hope the situation recovers soon. Also, thanking the Indian army and NDRF for their incredible support in this critical condition. Stay strong and stay safe.”

Coming in support of Kerala and spreading awareness of the floods, many sportspersons including Indian football skipper Sunil Chhetri, tennis star Sania Mirza and India cricketer Harbhajan Singh have taken to social media lend their support and urged people to help out the floods-struck Kerala.

Noteworthy, Kohli is currently leading the Indian Team in the five-match Test series in England, where they are down 0-2 and will play the hosts in the Third Test on Saturday (18 August).

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By Rashmi Nanda - 18 Aug, 2018

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