Tweets of the Week: Independence Day

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Happy Independence Day to all our Indian readers, wherever you may be in the world! For those who aren't in the know, 15 August celebrates the day in 1947 when India claimed their sovereignty after being under British rule since 1757.

Happy Independence Day to all our Indian readers, wherever you may be in the world! For those who aren't in the know, 15 August celebrates the day in 1947 when India claimed their sovereignty after being under British rule since 1757.

A number of cricketers, past and present, and others connected to the game, took to Twitter to voice their congratulations. Here are some of their Tweets…

The Little Master, <b>Sachin Tendulkar</b> (@sachin_rt) tweeted: "The things that count in life are the things that can't be counted! Happy independence day!!"

India fast bowler <b>Zaheer Khan</b> (@ImZaheer) was straight to the point: "Happy Independence Day!!! #proudindian"

Batsman <b>Virat Kohli</b> (@imVkohli) was equally brief, saying: "happy independence day.JAI HIND"

The <b>BCCI</b> (@BCCI) tweeted: "Here's wishing all Indian Cricket fans and fellow countrymen a happy Independence Day. Stay inspired!"

India fast bowler <b>Rudra Pratap Singh</b> (@RpSingh99) said: "Let's celebrate this day, the day that gave us freedom of thought, action, faith n speech. Happy independence day to all. Jai hind."

<b>Suresh Raina</b> (@ImRaina) had similar sentiments, saying: "Independence of thought and of action. Freedom to love, live and let live. That's the Independence to seek now. Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind."

<b>Murali Kartik</b> (@kartikmurali) retweeted Indian double trap shooting world champion Rajyavardhan Rathore, who said: "Wishing all Indian's a Happy Independence day. Let's value, respect and keep our independence secure in ever small or big way."

Indian cricket writer <b>Harsha Bhogle</b> (@bhogleharsha) opined: "65, young, soaring sometimes, muddling its way through at others, pride and disillusionment as neighbours but still our india. our real stars, those that keep us going, are largely invisible. those that we see, in positions of power, must know they let us down. but we are still independent, democratic and give our people a chance. much to feel thankful for on independence day."

Indian Premier League founder <b>Lalit Modi</b> (@LalitKModi), fresh from his out-of-court settlement with the ECB's Giles Clarke said: "Wishing all fellow indians a very happy independence Day:)"

Meanwhile, American astronaut Sunita Williams, who is of Indian decent, took a flag to the International Space Station and unfurled it on the day.

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