Virat Kohli, Anurag Thakur join Swachh Bharat movement at Eden Gardens

Virat Kohli, along with Anurag Thakur, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma swept the stands at the Eden Gardens on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 2, 2016 11:47 pm
viratkohli-anurah-thakur-m Virat Kohli and BCCI President Anurag Thakur swept the stands as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. (Source: BCCI/Twitter)

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and second anniversary of Swach Bharat Abhiyan, India Test captain Virat Kohli and BCCI president Anurag Thakur extend their support in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cleanliness drive towards Clean India, as the duo swept the stands at the Eden Garden during the 2nd Test of India against New Zealand.

Kohli, who missed his 13th Test international fifty by 2 runs, was joined by Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Chesteshwar Pujara.

“On the occasion of #GandhiJayanti- BCCI President Lt. @ianuragthakur, @imVkohli & #TeamIndia take part in #SwachhBharatAbhiyan #MyCleanIndia,” BCCI posted a video on its twitter handle.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Campaign on this day in 2014.

india-anurag-m Team India with BCCI president Anurag Thakur, along with CAB officials cleaned stands at Eden garden. (Source: ANI)

Team India with an over-all lead of 339 will continue its second innings on Monday with Wriddhiman Saha on 39 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar on 8 at the crease. The hosts need to win this match to regain ICC Test ranking top spot from its arch-rivals Pakistan.