What a gift! Virat Kohli fan Lata Mangeshkar dedicates song to double centurion
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
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
Namaskar. Aaj 3rd match bahut aasani se hum jeet gaye.Main hamari puri team ka abhinandan karti hun.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) December 12, 2016
She then went on to dedicate a song to Virat Kohli
Khas taur se Virat Kohli Kohli ko badhaai deti hun jinhone 235 run banaaye.https://t.co/QtLWeBUFx9— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) December 12, 2016
This isn't the first time she has dedicated a song to Virat. Here's another instance:
Namaskar. Indore mein mera janam hua,usi sheher mein aaj Virat Kohli ne double century banayi.Main unhe bahut badhaai deti hun.Dhanyawad.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) October 9, 2016
Virat aur hamari team ke liye ye geet. https://t.co/gqVwY2mwOX— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) October 9, 2016
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.
Namaskar. Aaj Bharat ki 500th Test Match mein Bharat ne New Zealand ke upar shandaar Vijay haasil ki. Hamari (cont) https://t.co/ACjPm73VXH— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) September 26, 2016
Namaskar. Hamesha ki tarah Virat Kohli aur Dhoni in dono' ne Australia jaisi hamesha jitnewali team ko haraake Bharat ko jeeta diya.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) March 27, 2016
Virat ki main kya tareef karun, woh khud hi tareef hai.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) March 27, 2016
Namaskar. Is Shaandaar jeet par main humari puri cricket team aur lucky captain Dhoni ko badhaai deti hun.Mujhe aap sab pe garv hai.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) March 19, 2016
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