Indian cricketers, past and present, took to social media to wish their countrymen on the occasion of Independence Day on Monday (August 15).
India achieved freedom from the British on this day in 1947. This year marks the 75th year of India’s independence and various functions are being held all over the country on the special occasion.
“75 glorious years. Proud to be an Indian. Happy Independence Day to all. Jai Hind.”
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah tweeted:
“Wishing everyone a very Happy Independence Day #JaiHind.”
Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan shared a video message and stated that Independence Day is very close to his heart. He said:
“I always remember our freedom fighters and all those who sacrificed their lives for our nation. Very grateful that because of them our country is free. I wish we are able to take our country towards greater prosperity and everyone makes a lot of progress, so that the nation keeps marching ahead.”
All-rounder Hardik Pandya, batter Shreyas Iyer and former off-spinner Harbhajan Singh shared images with the tricolor while wishing the nation a Happy Independence Day.
Here is a compilation of some wishes shared by Indian cricketers on the special occasion:
The Indian cricket team, led by KL Rahul, is currently in Zimbabwe for a three-match one-day series, which begins in Harare on August 18. The Men in Blue are also preparing for the Asia Cup, which will be held in the UAE from August 27.
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina retired on Independence Day in 2020
Former India captain and legend MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020. In his inimitable style, MSD uploaded a video on social media, which encapsulated his fascinating cricketing journey. He shared the video with the caption:
“Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”
Along with the video, the famous Bollywood song ‘Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon’ played in the background.
Not just Dhoni, former India batter Suresh Raina also announced his international retirement on the same day.