India is celebrating its 72nd Independence Day on August 15, 2018. On this occasion, several sports personalities took to social media websites to extend their wishes. Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar 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 post read.

On the occasion, the Indian cricket team also posted a video on its official Facebook page.

Various other sports personalities posted their messages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Flambouyant Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh tweeted:

Woman cricketer Sushma Verma also posted a message on India’s 72nd Independence Day.

Hardik Pandya, who is currently with the Indian team in England, also extended wishes on India’s 72nd Independence Day.

Right-arm pacer Mohammad Shami tweeted:

“Our freedom and independence came with struggle, with toil and hard work we made our country. We are our country and our country is us. Happy Independence day to all!!” tweeted star Indian shooter Heena Sidhu.

F1 racer Narayan Karthikeyan tweeted:

Former tennis ace Vijay Amritraj said:

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the national flag from the ramparts of Red Fort on the occasion. During his fifth address, PM Modi announced his flagship health policy –Aayuhmaan Bharat. He also announced the much demanded permanent commission for women in armed forces. So far women were given short service commission in Army, Navy and Air Force.