Watch:For Virat, Aug 15 is DOUBLE SPECIAL..tells you why in this video

Pallekele: On the occasion of Independence Day, Indian Cricket captain Virat Kohli wished his countrymen back home. He is currently preparing for the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Kohli shared with his fans that August 15 has always been "special" for him since childhood as the day is also his father's birthday.

"I want to wish you all a very Happy Independence Day. My heart is filled with the pride of being an Indian everyday. But this particular day enhances this feeling to an altogether different level, Kohli said in a video message posted on his official twitter handle. "It's also a special day for me for more than one reason. It's also my father's birthday so this day always used to be very special for me and my family," he added. On this occasion, Kohli also remembered how he used to celebrate the Independence Day with his friends and family when he was a child. "My fondest memories of this particular day are of course flying kites with friends and family when I was a kid in Delhi. I really enjoyed the day seeing the Indian flag wave everywhere you look," he said. "So really enjoy the day, feel your heart with the pride of being an Indian and always keep that feeling alive. Jai Hind," Kohli added.