Virat Kohli, India captain, took to Twitter to extend wishes to his fans on the occasion of Holi on Tuesday. “Wishing everyone a joyful and a safe Holi. May the festivities bring a lot of colors to your life,” Virat Kohli tweeted. The India captain will be back on the field on Thursday as he will lead India in the first One-Day International of the three-match series opener against South Africa in Dharamsala. The second match will be played in Lucknow while the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the third and final ODI.
Wishing everyone a joyful and a safe Holi. May the festivities bring a lot of colors to your life. #HappyHoli
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 10, 2020
Virat Kohli’s statemate Ishant Sharma also extended his “heartfelt greetings” as he wished his fans happy Holi.
Heartfelt greetings to everyone on the occasion of Holi!
May god bless you with wisdom, power, bliss and happiness! Have a safe & a colourful one! #Holi #Holi2020 pic.twitter.com/tNHLAcEtw2
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) March 10, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar, India batting great, also wished his fans with a tweet in Hindi.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 10, 2020
On Sunday, India announced their 15-member squad that will take on South Africa in the upcoming home series.
Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned to the squad after recovering from their respective injuries.
Kedar Jadhav was dropped from the squad while Mohammed Shami was also not included in the squad announced by Sunil Joshi-led selection panel on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma, India’s vice-captain in the limited overs format, was kept out of the mix with the limited overs vice-captain still recovering from a calf injury he suffered during the fifth T20I of the New Zealand tour at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.