As the nation celebrates its 73rd Independence Day, sports personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Sania Mirza, Jwala Gutta among others took to social media and wished their friends and fans, a 'Happy Independence Day'. Social media has been abuzz since morning with several stars sharing greetings along with some inspirational messages and pictures holding up the flag with pride.
On the occasion of Independence Day, Cheteshwar Pujara has come up with a special message for the citizens of India.
Pujara took to social media and wrote that on this Independence Day, let's take an oath to protect the peace and unity of our nation'. What is more touching is that Pujara, who is arguably India's most reliable batsman in Test match cricket had also posted an image in which he is seen holding the tri-colour flag while he is about to go out to bat.
Read Pujara's tweet and see the image here:
The Gujarat cricketer will next be seen in action during India's two-match Test series against West Indies which starts from August 22. The first Test will be played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua while the second one will be played in Kingston, Jamaica on from August 30. The Test series will also kick-off Team India's ICC World Test Championship campaign.
Pujara was India's leading run-scorer in the Test series against Australia Down Under where he had amassed almost 700 runs (692 to be precise) in four-match Test series. It played a significant role in India winning their first-ever Test series on Australian soil. The Rajkot batsman had also played a crucial knock during the Test series against South Africa in early 2018 on an extremely difficult wicket at Cape Town. Thanks to his efforts and solid resistance, the Virat Kohli-led side managed to win the final Test match and ended the series with a 2-1 margin having already lost the series.
He will be expected to continue his splendid form in the Caribbean following which India will be hosting South Africa at home next month as the race to the ICC World Test Championship gets more stiffer.