Leading Indian current and former cricketers, including Shikhar Dhawan, Mithali Raj, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, took to social media to congratulate the country on its 75th Independence Day, which is being celebrated as 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.
Former India captain Mithali Raj posted images on social media in traditional attire, holding the Tricolour.
Playing for India was a dream and also a huge responsibility to give my best for the nation. It was a proud feeling that I'll always cherish. As our nation completes 75 years of independence, let's strive harder to reach new heights. #IndiaAt75 #IndependenceDay2022 pic.twitter.com/M6EVisDeLW— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) August 15, 2022
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar posted a video showing him hoisting the Tricolor at his residence.
Mohammad Kaif too took to twitter to wish his countrymen on the occasion.
I know the magical power of tiranga and India jersey, that's why I believe in the importance of Independence Day. Har ghar mein tiranga, har dil mein tiranga. Happy 75th to everyone, yeh apna tyohaar hai.#HarGharTiranga #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav pic.twitter.com/tZmTuGGN1m— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 14, 2022
Virat Kohli tweeted:
75 glorious years. Proud to be an Indian. Happy Independence Day to all. Jai Hind. 🇮🇳— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2022
Shikhar Dhawan, who is leading the side in the three-match One-day international series against Zimbabwe beginning August 18, tweeted his wishes to the nation with a short video
The Indian cricket team is currently in Zimbabwe for a three-match ODI.
The first match of the series will be played on August 17.