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Virat Kohli's Signature Adds Spark to Diwali Gesture from Jaishankar to UK PM

  • Posted on November 13, 2023
  • Politics

India's Minister of External Affairs, S. Jaishankar, creatively blended sports and diplomacy on his Diwali visit to the United Kingdom. As a symbolic gesture, he gifted Prime Minister Rishi Sunak a cricket bat autographed by Virat Kohli. This widely shared image underscored the fusion of sports and international relations, reinforcing the strong connection between India and the United Kingdom.

Virat Kohli's Signature Adds Spark to Diwali Gesture from Jaishankar to UK PM Image Source

In a distinctive Diwali gesture, India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, presently on an official tour of the United Kingdom, bestowed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak with a cricket bat autographed by Virat Kohli. The meeting at 10 Downing Street, accompanied by the leaders' spouses, underscored the contemporary nature of India-UK ties.

Jaishankar used his official social media account to post details of the encounter, expressing his joy at meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Diwali. He offered Prime Minister Narendra Modi's warmest wishes, highlighting India and the UK's active participation in changing their relationship. The post went viral on social media, demonstrating the significance of the cricket-themed present.

In response, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcomed Jaishankar to Downing Street and wished him a happy Diwali. The leaders recognized the current Diwali celebrations among Indian communities throughout the world. The exchange represented the cultural links between the two countries as well as the warmth of the Diwali celebrations.

Scheduled for an upcoming visit to the UK, Jaishankar will engage in talks with his British counterpart, James Cleverly, and other esteemed dignitaries. The inclusion of a cricket bat autographed by Virat Kohli has injected a sporty dimension into the diplomatic meeting, generating buzz on various social media channels.

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Simultaneously, Virat Kohli continued to showcase his remarkable prowess in the ICC World Cup 2023. While Kohli missed a century against the Netherlands, he equaled the benchmark set by Sachin Tendulkar and Shakib Al Hasan for the most fifty-plus scores in a singular edition of the ODI World Cup. This dual narrative intertwining cricket and diplomacy underscores India's multifaceted global participation.

As the image of the signed bat spreads on social media, it serves as a symbol of India and the United Kingdom's strong connections, fusing sporting and diplomacy on the occasion of Diwali.

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