With the whole of India celebrating and wishing each other on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, India skipper Virat Kohli also joined the bandwagon.

Rakha Bandhan is an Indian festival centred around tying of a thread, bracelet or talisman on the wrist as a form of bond and ritual protection.  The sisters ties the thread on their brother’s arm and in return it is said that the brother promises to always protect her.

Sitting miles away from his family in England, Kohli took to Twitter to share a sweet picture of his childhood celebrating the festival, writing:

Throwback to fond memories with @bhawnadhingra2 Didi ?
Wishing a very Happy #Rakhi to all the sisters around the world. #Rakhshabandhan

Kohli, meanwhile, will soon be looking to focus on the upcoming fourth Test against England.  The 29-year old has been in stunning form with the bat and has already scored 430 runs in 3 games with the help of two tons and one fifty.

On Thursday (August 23), he reclaimed the top spot in ICC Test Rankings for batsmen after his scores of 97 and 103 in the third Test at Trent Bridge.

Kohli reached a career-best 937 rating points which helped him to dethrone Steve Smith from the top. Kohli had reached the No.1 spot after scoring 151 and 49 in the first Test at Edgbaston. However, scores of 23 and 17 at Lord’s saw him losing his spot.

But the India skipper bounced back in style at Trent Bridge.

Virat Kohli (England vs India, Credits: Getty)

With 937 points,  Kohli is now only one point outside the top 10 of an all-time rating points list.

The list is led by the legendary Don Bradman (961 points), Steve Smith (947), Len Hutton (945), Jack Hobbs and Ricky Ponting (both on 942), Peter May (941), and Gary Sobers, Clyde Walcott, Vivian Richards and Kumar Sangakkara (all on 938 points).

India, meanwhile, trail England 1-2 in the series. With momentum on their side, the visitors would be looking to square the series by winning the upcoming game.

The fourth Test gets underway on August 30 in Southampton.