Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks India captain Virat Kohli for his 'powerful gesture'

India won the Eden Gardens Test by 178-runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series and also claimed the number one spot in the ICC rankings.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks India captain Virat Kohli for his 'powerful gesture'
Courtesy: Twitter (@BCCI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked India Test captain Virat Kohli for his part in making 'My Clean India’ initiative a success.

Modi shared a tweet post, wherein he said that he had seen Kohli taking part in a cleanliness drive. (WATCH: HUMBLE! Virat Kohli's gesture towards Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan will make you respect him even more)

"Dear @imVkohli, saw your #MyCleanIndia moment on @abpnewstv. A small but powerful gesture that will surely inspire everyone," he wrote.

Kohli and the Indian team joined BCCI president Anurag Thakur in a clean-up drive at the historic Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata during India-New Zealand second Test match.

Kohli, in reply, thanked Modi and said, “We all are trying to make a difference for the betterment of our country. Led in an inspirational way by you.”

India won the Eden Gardens Test by 178-runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series and also claimed the number one spot in the ICC rankings.

The third and final match of the series starts today at Indore.

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