Virat Kohli led-team India took time out of their cramped schedule to wish their countrymen a happy Independence Day. A video shared by the official Indian team's Instagram account read "#TeamIndia wishes everyone a very Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind #IndependenceDay". The Indian cricket team are currently on the Tour to West Indies and will be playing the 3rd ODI when the nation celebrates its 73rd Independence Day. India Independence Day 2019 Google Doodle: Indian Culture Ranging From Education to Courage and Compassion Depicted by Tricolour Art On 73rd I-Day.
Kohli termed the special day as "the most iconic day in the history of our country,” while Kedar Jadhav wished the fans in his native Marathi language. Kuldeep Yadav also wished his Indian fans. The video also had India vice-captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Ravi Shastri wishing the fans followed by Yuzvendra Chahal and Yadav. Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer and Khaleel Ahmed also appeared in the video. Independence Day 2019: Read Jawaharlal Nehru's Historic 'Tryst With Destiny' Speech.
Team India Wishes Fans A Happy Independence Day!
Meanwhile, India leads the three-match ODI series 1-0 having beaten the West Indies by 59 (DLS) runs in a rain-affected game. Rain threatened to sweep over another match after the first game was forced to be abandoned due to irregular rain and poor pitch conditions. Only 13 overs of play was possible in the opening game with West Indies stranded on 54/1 when rain spoiled the match.
Kohli then powered India to a victory in the second game with his 42nd ODI century. His score of 120, that consisted of 14 fours and a six, helped India clinch the game. The 30-year-old cricketer was also involved in a century-run partnership with Shreyas Iyer (71), who was playing his first international game for India in over 18 months. Kohli-Iyer stand helped India post 279 runs on board.
In reply, West Indies were bowled out for 210 runs with Bhuvneshwar running through the Caribbean middle-order. He finished with A four-wicket haul in the game his fourth 4-wicket haul in ODIs and first against West Indies. Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami also chipped in with two wickets each. India had earlier clean-swept the three-match T20I series to register their first 3-0 T20I series victory in the Caribbean.