Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday took to his official Instagram account to reveal that he will be voting in the General Elections on May 12. While there were speculations that due to a busy cricketing schedule with the Indian Premier League (IPL) going on and the World Cup starting from May 30, several cricketers may abstain from voting, Kohli has set an example and also appealed the Indian citizens to cast their vote.
Kohli, who represents the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the IPL, posted his Voter ID card in his Instagram story with the caption, ‘Ready to vote in Gurugram on the 12th May, are you?’.
In the ID, Virat’s and his father’s name can be seen. He will be voting from Gurugram (Haryana) as suggested by the address on the card, which read – M.C. 1/10 Sukhchain Marg is clearly marked on DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon, Tehsil Gurgaon, District Gurgaon.
Here is the screenshot of his post:
Kohli to vote in Lok Sabha elections on May 12. (Picture credits – Virat Kohli’s Official Instagram Story Post Screenshot)
Earlier Prime Minister Modi had also banked on the popularity of the cricketers urging them to influence the Indian citizens to vote, following which a host of Indian cricket icons including the likes of Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman, Virendra Sehwag came forward with posts on social media urging their followers to cast their vote.