It was pleasantly surprising to see the Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli stand in a queue to cast his vote for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Currently, Phase 6 is underway and Kohli went to Gurgaon’s Pinecrest School polling booth. He was first greeted by school students who presented him with flowers. Kohli was wearing a loose t-shirt which seemed to be pink in colour. Then Kohli enters the polling booth and stands in a line as someone has a word with him. Then he goes to the confined area where he has to vote. He then votes, comes out and looks at a few things on the desk used by the people conducting the process.
Here is the video of Kohli casting his vote like a responsible citizen.
Speaking to the reporters after casting his vote, Kohli urged voters to exercise their right. “Everyone should come and vote and I urge to all,” he said. Later, he also took to his official Instagram handle to encourage his followers to cast their vote: “Voting is your right and responsibility towards nation building. Go vote,” he wrote.
Earlier last month, Kohli posted his Voter ID card on his Instagram story with the caption, ‘Ready to vote in Gurugram on the 12th May, are you?’.
Ten Lok Sabha seats of Haryana went to the polls amid heightened security in the penultimate phase of general elections.
Following a dismal season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with his Royal Challengers Bangalore side, Kohli will turn his focus on the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup which will be hosted by England and Wales from May 30 onwards.