What a gift! Virat Kohli fan Lata Mangeshkar dedicates song to double centurion

Updated: 16 December, 2016 10:33 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

India's Test captain Virat Kohli's career-best innings of 235 in Mumbai vs England has made him toast of the town and melody queen Lata Mangeshkar dedicating a song to the Delhi lad makes it official

Lata Mangeshkar is a Virat Kohli fan and has time and again praised him
Lata Mangeshkar is a Virat Kohli fan and has time and again praised him

Team India Test captain Virat Kohli is the toast of the town after his career-best 235 at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium during the fourth Test vs England. From cricket legends like Sunil Gavaskar to Bollywood celebs like Shah Rukh Khan, every one has praised the 28-year-old after his double century played a major role in India thrashing the visitors by an innings and 36 runs to seal the series on Monday.

Well, a 87-year-old fan of Virat's had a very special 'gift' for the cricketer. The nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar took to Twitter to congratulate the team for their brilliant performance and then dedicated a song for the Delhi lad.

The songtress has time and again praised Kohli. On Monday, the legendary singer congratulated the Indian skipper by dedicating her classic song 'Aakash Ke Us Paar Bhi' to him. The song was sung by the legend herself in the 'Mere Watan Ke Longon' album. The lyrics are by Gulzar.

A staunch Sachin Tendulkar fan, she had once undertaken a fast for him -- in the hope that SRT scored his 100th century in the World Cup final back in 2011.

In one of her interviews, she had revealed that she was also there at Lord's to watch the 1983 World Cup final when Kapil Dev's Devils beat West Indies to lift the Prudential World Cup.

She first praised Team India after their win over England

She then went on to dedicate a song to Virat Kohli

This isn't the first time she has dedicated a song to Virat. Here's another instance:

Fans of Kohli were overjoyed by the Bharat Ratna's endorsement

Lata Mangeshkar has time and again supported Team India. Here are some other times when she took to Twitter and backed the boys.

First Published: 13 December, 2016 18:29 IST

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