Virat Kohli on Friday took to Twitter and urged “everyone in Kerala to be safe and stay indoors” after the state was left devastated by the worst floods in a century.
Kohli also thanked the Indian army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for their “incredible support”.
“Everyone in Kerala, please be safe and stay indoors as much as you can. Hope the situation recovers soon. Also, thanking the Indian army and NDRF for their incredible support in this critical condition. Stay strong and stay safe,” Virat Kohli, who is currently leading India in the five-match Test series against England, said.
Hundreds of thousands have been shifted to relief camps as nearly 100 dams, reservoirs and rivers have overflowed.
Authorities warned of more torrential rain and strong winds over the weekend, as hundreds of troops and local fishermen staged desperate rescue attempts in helicopters and boats across the southern state.