Last Update on: August 17th, 2018 at 11:14 pm
In a beautiful gesture, India skipper Virat Kohli has urged the people of Kerala to stay strong and safe as the Kerala flood situation continues to escalate.
Rain is still pouring down heavily leading to flooding of dams and rivers across Kerala. On Thursday, 12 fresh deaths were reported, taking the toll to 79, since August 8. Celebrities and prominent personalities across the country have been making significant contributions to the relief efforts. At the same time, they are also urging the common mass to do their bit.
Kohli also did his bit as he took to Twitter to post a heartwarming message. The 29-year hoped that the situation gets better and thanked the Army and National Disaster Response Force for their work, tweeting:
“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.”
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.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 17, 2018
Kohli is currently in England with the team for the ongoing Test series. India are already 2-0 down in the series after losing the first two games. India now need to at least draw the third game in order to keep the series alive. Speaking ahead of the game, Kohli said the situation would allow the players to focus only on the team and its success at Nottingham.
“The only thing that is spoken about is to focus on what the team requires at all times, in this Test match. You know when your back is against the wall is the time for you not to think anything else, you can’t afford to think of anything else,” Kohli said on the eve of the third Test.
“If you look at it from another point of view, it’s actually a good situation to be in because you literally have no room for thinking about anything else apart from what the team requires at that particular moment from you throughout the course of the Test match. The only conversation we’ve had is that the only option is to win this game and nothing else. You need to show that in your body language, in your intent and the way you prepare for the game, the way you go out and the way you go about things. As I have mentioned in the past, upto the individuals to stand up and say I’m going to go out there and make a difference,” he added.
The third Test would get underway on Saturday.