Pakistani cricketers
Pakistani cricketers pays tribute to martyrs of 1965 war

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 captain of Pakistan team Shahid Afridi visited the home of Pakistan Air Force pilot Shaheed Marium Mukhtiar to pay her homage on 54th Defence Day.

The all-rounder posted the pictures on his Twitter handle while meeting Marium’s family.

Legendary pacer and bowling coach of Pakistan team Waqar Younis took to Twitter to salute the martyrs of 1965.

Fast bowlers Wahab Riaz also took to Twitter to thank the true heroes of Pakistan.

Ahmed Shehzad wrote in his Tweet, “No power on earth can undo Pakistan” 

On #DefenceAndMartyrsDay let’s pay homage to those valorous sons of this soil who sacrificed their lives for it’s protection & also show solidarity with our armed forces who put their lives at stake to safeguard ours. #PakistanZindabad

Meanwhile, pacers Junaid Khan and Umar Gul also sent out celebratory tweets.

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.