Since the country is observing Defence and Martyrs Day with patriotism and excitement now, Pakistani cricketers combine in recalling. The all-rounder posted the images onto his Twitter handle while fulfilling Marium’s family.
Bowling coach and pacer of Pakistan group Waqar Younis chose to Twitter to salute the martyrs of 1965.
Defence Day is a special day for all Pakistanis. I marked the day with a visit to PAF Pilot Shaheed Marium Mukhtiar's home. May Allah bless her soul, it was an amazing experience to hear about her bravery and courage, she will always be remembered. Pakistan Zindabad! pic.twitter.com/RsJerPZ72z— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 6, 2019
Quick bowlers Wahab Riaz also took to Twitter to thank the heroes of Pakistan.
Let’s also, pay homage to all those sons of the land who forfeited their lives for the protection of it &. #PakistanZindabad
On this day we salute those who guard our border spanning 7000+ kilometres, leave their loved ones to keep the nation safe and rely on nothing but faith and divine guidance. #DefenceDayWithKashmir #PakistanZindabad 🇵🇰— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) September 6, 2019
Meanwhile, the pacers Junaid Khan and Umar Gul sent tweets out.
I pay tribute today to our shuhada, who fought till their last breath to defend our land. I also salute their families for raising such courageous men n women. May the Almighty bless u all. #defencedayandmartyrsday #PakistanZindabad— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) September 6, 2019
It was on this day in 1965 when the Indian forces attempted to cross the border in the shadow of night to assault Pakistan but the country foiled designs of the enemy.