Karachi: As the whole nation is celebrating Defence and Martyrs Day with national patriotism and enthusiasm today, Pakistani cricketers also join in remembering the day to pay tribute to martyrs of the 1965 war.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, current women’s team captain Bismah Maroof, and many others posted messages on social media handles.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 6, 2020
Alhamdulillah proud to be a Pakistani and blessed to be representing it.
Wishing you all a very happy independence day.
Praying for a safer, brighter and greater Pakistan #IndependenceDay #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/5pmpnADbuL
— Bismah Maroof (@maroof_bismah) August 14, 2020
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) September 6, 2020
Hail to all the martyrs and fighters , soldiers and civilians , men and women who played/are playing their part to strengthen Pakistan
— Javeria Khan (@ImJaveria) September 6, 2020
Un azeem logon ko salam
Jinho ne apna aaj
hamare kal per qurbaan ker diya.#DefenceDay #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/gnJMXsocqS
— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) September 6, 2020
Happy defence Day
The whole nation salutes our brave heroes, all the armed forces and martyrs who sacrificed to defend our homeland.
This day is a reminder of bravery, unity and faith on the almighty #DefenceDay
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) September 6, 2020
— Hassan Ali (@RealHa55an) September 6, 2020
On this #DefenceDay ! A big salute to Martyrs,Our soldiers & Valiant forces for their endless services for Pakistan & its Nation
All my gratitude to the brave men and women who sacrificed & defend our great nation.Pakistan Zindabad #DefenceDay pic.twitter.com/yrEJiVGRWM
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) September 6, 2020
Salute to all Pakistan Armed Forces, Martyrs to keep the Higher on this day in 1965. Pakistan Zindabad #DefenceDay pic.twitter.com/8TN72l0lcJ
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 6, 2020
— Abid Ali (@AbidAli_Real) September 6, 2020
It was on this day in 1965 when the Indian forces tried to cross the international border in the darkness of night to attack Pakistan but the nation foiled nefarious designs of the enemy.