Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag post emotional messages to mark Independence Day celebrations

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 15, 2018, 04:36 PM(IST)

A file photo of Sachin Tendulkar. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, several Indian cricketers and other sportspersons posted inspirational messages to express their love for the country.

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar also took to Twitter and posted a picture with the national flag. 

"Everything in life is hard-earned. Just like our independence. Among countless other things, there would have been no 'Team India' if not for the sacrifice of our brave freedom fighters. Let us not take that freedom for granted. #HappyIndependenceDay," Tendulkar's tweet read. 

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Tendulkar represented India in 200 Tests and 463 ODIs and retired from international cricket in 2013. 

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag wrote a poem on his Twitter handle. 

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India woman cricketer Sushma Verma and other sportspersons also posted a message to mark the celebrations. 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag at the Red Fort on the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day.

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