The Indian squad including the support staff recited the national anthem minutes before the start of what turned out to be a failed run chase against the hosts on the penultimate day, losing the series opener by 63 runs.

Kohli and team director Ravi Shastri were seen unfurling the Indian flag sporting the tri-colour.

The official Twitter handle of BCCI also shared the video messages of Kohli, Shastri and Rohit Sharma, who all wished their countrymen on the special occasion.

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