India vs West Indies: In Kerala for fifth ODI, Virat Kohli lauds spirit of God’s Own Country

Virat Kohli had earlier dedicated team India's victory in the third Test in England to the victims of floods.

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 1, 2018 8:50:39 am

Virat Kohli urged the citizens of the country to pay a visit to Kerala and experience the energy of the region. (PTI/File Photo)

Ahead of the final ODI between India and West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram, skipper Virat Kohli praised the beauty of Kerala and also urged the citizens to pay a visit to the coastal state of India. He said that the state has completely recovered from the floods and it is absolutely safe to visit. Earlier in August this year, Kerala was hit hard by one of the worst floods, which left hundreds dead and thousands homeless.

Sharing how blissful the experience has been, the skipper left behind a note at The Leela Raviz Kovalam where the Men in Blue are currently lodging. In the note, Kohli stated, “Being in Kerala is nothing short of bliss. I love coming here and love the energy of the whole place. The beauty of Kerala is something to be experienced and I would recommend to everyone that they come here and experience the energy of God’s Own Country. Kerala is surely back to its feet and absolutely safe to come to. Thanks to this amazing place for making me feel happy every time I am here.”

Virat Kohli had also dedicated team India’s victory in the third Test in England to the victims of floods. Speaking at the post-match interview, the skipper had then said, “First and foremost, we as a team want to dedicate the victory to the flood victims back home in Kerala. People are going through a lot, and this is the least we can do.” The skipper along with his wife Anushka Sharma also contributed to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

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