Indian sportspersons took to social media platforms to wish fellow countrymen on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day on Saturday. Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, tennis star Sania Mirza, and badminton ace PV Sindhu and footballers Sunil Chhetri and Sandesh Jhingan were among those who took to social media to wish the people of the country.

Kohli tweeted “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.” 

Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to wish the country on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day. Tendulkar also talked about how children are the future of a nation and advocated for creating the right environment to keep them positive.

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Ace shuttler PV Sindhu, who won an Olympic silver for the nation in 2016, paid her tribute to the country and its citizens. She shared a video on Twitter and added ‘May the Indian tricolour always fly high.’

Tennis star Sania Mirza, who won six grand slams in her career, wrote on Twitter “Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Indians Unity, diversity, humility, and acceptability.. It’s the India I’ve always known and it’s the India I always wish to see for the future.” The post was accompanied by a picture of her holding aloft the Indian flag.

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Likewise, countless others from the football fraternity took to Twitter to address the nation on Independence Day, the prominent among them being Indian football team captain Sunil Chettri and star player Sandesh Jhingan.  

Indian athlete Hima Das tweeted “Nothing is more precious than Independence and Liberty. Thousands laid down their lives so that our country can celebrate this day, never forget their sacrifices.”

Paralympic athlete Deepa Malik posted a video of her on Twitter wishing the people of the nation on the occasion of Independence Day.

Deepa was the first Indian woman to win a medal in the Paralympic Games.