15th August 2020 marks India’s 74th day of independence from the British rule. On this auspicious occasion, the nation’s sporting fraternity comes together on on social media to celebrate.
Commemorating the day, when India became free from the shackles of the colonial rule, remembering the endeavours of our eminent national heroes and honourable freedom fighters and their sacrifices made to be free from the grasp of colonial rule, several Indian cricketers and sportspersons joined hands on Twitter to tribute the historic event.
God bless our great nation: Cricketers and athletes pay homage to independence day
From the Team India captain Virat Kohli’s salute to the soldiers and their families, Olympic gold medallist PV Sindhu’s heart touching tribute to the national flag, to many recognising the ongoing battle against the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Twitter observed several posts from the Indian sports fraternity the country’s 74th independence day.
Wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day! 🇮🇳 God bless our great nation and its countrymen especially the ones who are away from their families, fighting on the front lines to keep us safe. Jai Hind. pic.twitter.com/fhgzdUEF1GAdvertisement
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 15, 2020
— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) August 15, 2020
Happy Independence Day 🇮🇳
Jai Hind. pic.twitter.com/YiEUq5BSDA
— Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) August 15, 2020
Our nation's diversity will always remain its biggest strength. Let's always build on it. Wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day. #IndependenceDay2020
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) August 15, 2020
Thousands martyred their lives so that we could achieve independence. Let's become citizens who honor that sacrifice and bring glory to our nation.
2020 has been a difficult year for all, but with the courageous spirit of India, we will win, united as one. 🇮🇳#IndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/vIXWO9l9dI
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 15, 2020
This 15th August is different.
Today is our time to stand up as a collective and be united as one and fight this war against COVID together.
There is no power that can defeat 1.3 billion Indians.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 14, 2020
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 15, 2020
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 15, 2020
Proud to be an Indian and may our country continue to soar high. Wishing you a Happy Independence Day 🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/CwxgYp3jBE
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) August 15, 2020
Wishing everyone a very Happy Independence Day!
Jai Hind 🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/5v8ZP7ubZv
— Poonam Yadav (@poonam_yadav24) August 15, 2020
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) August 15, 2020
The Jallianwala bagh massacre made my heart cringe, the swadeshi movement made my heart swell in pride. We marched on to liberate ourselves in 1947 and we will march on to get over this pandemic soon enough. Happy Independence to day to the billion Indians. #IndependenceDay2020
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) August 15, 2020
Happy Independence Day my fellow Indians. Bharat Mata ki Jai. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/J9vzwIwKzN
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) August 15, 2020
74th happy Independence Day . Jai Hind pic.twitter.com/4OHcMRrSfR
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) August 15, 2020
— Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) August 15, 2020
A day to celebrate the identity that this nation has bestowed on me, to take pride in representing India on the world stage & to salute the sacrifices made by the innumerable valiant heroes of this vast country. Happy Independence Day, India. Jai Hind 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/2JnUi2Lu47
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 15, 2020
Happy Independence Day 🇮🇳
Let's celebrate the freedom & salute our freedom fighters who are still fighting to protect us. Can't thank you enough for your patriotism & all the sacrifices you make. Prosperity, happiness and health to all!
सारे जहां से अच्छा हिंदुस्तान हमारा 🕊
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 15, 2020
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) August 15, 2020
करता हूँ भारत माता से गुजारिश कि तेरी भक्ति के सिवा कोई बंदगी न मिले,
हर जनम मिले हिन्दुस्तान की पावन धरा पर या फिर कभी जिंदगी न मिले..!!
🇮🇳 जय हिन्द जय भारत 🇮🇳
Happy 74th #IndependenceDay.#स्वतंत्रता_दिवस_की_शुभकामनाएं pic.twitter.com/uMFEBFdNrk
— Bajrang Punia 🇮🇳 (@BajrangPunia) August 15, 2020
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) August 15, 2020
On this day remember the sacrifice of our freedom fighters that formed this Nation.
And I salute our brave soilders who are protecting our country day and night being away from their friends and family .#Happyindependenceday#Jaihind pic.twitter.com/WQhoiBn05T
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) August 15, 2020
"Freedom is not given, It's taken"
The legacy of our true heroes, The memories of our great patriot's.
We salute & remember you all for your extreme sacrifice
— DK (@DineshKarthik) August 15, 2020
— Vijay Shankar (@vijayshankar260) August 15, 2020
— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) August 15, 2020
Pride. Passion. Euphoria.
Nothing can even come close to the feeling of donning my country's jersey.🙌🏻
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) August 15, 2020
A moment of pride whenever I step on the field for India. No better feeling than representing our wonderful country. Happy Independence Day 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/9zGEciaiFj
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) August 15, 2020
— Rahul Chahar (@rdchahar1) August 15, 2020
— Amit Panghal (@Boxerpanghal) August 15, 2020
No matter what our religion, in the end, we are all Indians. May our nation become the most prosperous in the world. Happy Independence Day! 🇮🇳#HappyIndependenceDay #happyindependencedayIndia pic.twitter.com/M2yLOmbz8j
— Manika Batra (@manikabatra_TT) August 15, 2020