On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Virat Kohli and other members of the Indian cricket team joined BCCI officials, including President Anurag Thakur, in a cleanup drive. The BCCI tweeted out a video of the players and the officials participating in the drive. The Board also said that the drive was part of the Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
In the video, the officials and the players are seen cleaning up the stands of what has to be the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata. The stadium is the venue for the ongoing second Test match between India and New Zealand. “On the occasion of #GandhiJayanti- BCCI President Lt. @ianuragthakur, @imVkohli & #TeamIndia take part in #SwachhBharatAbhiyan #MyCleanIndia,” said the tweet from the BCCI’s twitter handle.
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— BCCI (@BCCI) 2 October 2016
Virat Kohli’s India are hosting New Zealand for a three-match Test series. India lead the series 1-0 thanks to a resounding victory in the first match in Kanpur, which was also India’s 500th Test match. India have continued in similar vein in the second match currently being played out in Kolkata by getting a lead of 339 runs on the third day with two wickets in hand.
The BCCI had felicitated former Indian captains before the beginning of the first day of the Kanpur Test to commemorate India’s 500th Test match. With that, India became only the fourth team after England, Australia and the West Indies to play that many Tests.