On a day when India beat England by a huge margin of 203 runs in the Nottingham, Indian skipper Virat Kohli was adjudged the Man of the Match for his 97 and 103 in the two innings which laid the foundation for the win.
At the post-match presentation ceremony after being presented with the award, Kohli said: "We as a team want to dedicate this win to the flood victims in Kerala. This is our bit we can do as the Indian cricket team. A tough time there."
Earlier, the batsman had expressed his concern for the people of Kerala as the state faces one of its worst-ever natural calamities due to torrential rains, floods and landslides. An obligated Kohli also thanked the Indian army for their efforts as they rescue people day in and out.
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 (@imVkohli) August 17, 2018
Around 324 people have lost their lives in Kerala so far as a result of the havoc that has been wrecked by the rain fury in the state with hundreds of people dying in the last few days.
Easily the best batsmen across both sides, Kohli has now taken his tally of runs to 440 after knocks of 97 and 103 in the third Test.
Call it a coincidence, Kohli has accumulated exactly 200 runs in the first and third Test matches.
With two hundreds and two half-centuries, Kohli has made sure that there are no debates on who is the best batsmen in world cricket currently. He has now scored hundreds in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and England.
The Indian captain's ability to cut down on his scoring shots, showing patience when Jimmy Anderson was on fire was the hallmark of his greatness.
Such has been his domination that the second-highest scorer across both the teams is Jonny Bairstow (206 runs) while Jos Buttler, after his maiden Test hundred, is placed third with 170 runs.
(With PTI inputs)