Virat Kohli Posts Special Message For Amitabh Bachchan After His Being Conferred With Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Updated: 30 December 2019 16:01 IST

Virat Kohli praised Amitabh Bachchan's immense "contribution to Indian cinema" and thanked him for being an inspiration to many people.

Virat Kohli Posts Special Message For Amitabh Bachchan After His Being Conferred With Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Virat Kohli thanked Amitabh Bachchan for being an inspiration to many people. © Instagram

Virat Kohli on Monday took to Twitter to congratulate Amitabh Bachchan after he was honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Through his special message, Virat Kohli congratulated Amitabh Bachchan for receiving the prestigious award. Praising Amitabh Bachchan's immense "contribution to Indian cinema", Kohli thanked him for being an inspiration to many people for so long. "Congratulations Amitabh Bachchan ji on being conferred the prestigious #DadaSahebPhalkeAward. Through your contribution to Indian cinema, you have been and still continue to be an inspiration to many. @SrBachchan #GreatestOfAllTime," Kohli tweeted. 

Amitabh Bachchan was unanimously selected for this year's Dadasaheb Phalke Award in September. He received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind in a glittering ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday.

The legendary actor is himself a big admirer of the Indian skipper. Earlier this month, he took to Twitter to praise Kohli's masterclass against the West Indies in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) of the three-match series in Hyderabad.

Producing a batting masterclass, Kohli smashed unbeaten 94 off 50 balls which helped India chase down the 208-run target set by the West Indies with six wickets remaining.

During that superlative knock, Kohli had mocked the West Indies fast bowler Kesrick Williams by imitating his "notebook" celebration after hitting him for a six.

After the match, Bollywood superstar celebrated Kohli's masterclass by recreating his famous dialogue from the blockbuster 'Amar Akbar Anthony'.

Then also, Kohli had thanked the superstar for his post, saying the legendary actor was "always an inspiration".

The Indian skipper will return to action ahead of the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka which starts on January 5.

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article India India Cricket Team Virat Kohli Virat Kohli Cricket
Highlights
  • Amitabh Bachchan received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind
  • Virat Kohli praised Amitabh Bachchan's contribution to Indian cinema
  • Virat Kohli thanked him for being an inspiration to many people
Related Articles
Virat Kohli Calls KL Rahul "Multi-Dimensional Player" After Impressive Show In 2nd ODI
Virat Kohli Calls KL Rahul "Multi-Dimensional Player" After Impressive Show In 2nd ODI
India vs Australia 2nd ODI: India Level Series In Rajkot With Clinical Performance Against Australia
India vs Australia 2nd ODI: India Level Series In Rajkot With Clinical Performance Against Australia
India vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights: Clinical India Outclass Australia To Level Series 1-1
India vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights: Clinical India Outclass Australia To Level Series 1-1
Former England Captain Feels This Is India
Former England Captain Feels This Is India's Biggest Weakness In ODIs
India vs Australia: Adam Zampa On What It Takes To Get The Better Of Virat Kohli
India vs Australia: Adam Zampa On What It Takes To Get The Better Of Virat Kohli
Advertisement