Every year, India and Pakistan celebrate their Independence Days within a gap of 24 hours of each other.
Former Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi has wished India on its 71st Independence Day and called for peace, tolerance and love between the two nations as there was “no way to change neighbours”.
“Happy Independence Day India! No way to change neighbours, let’s work towards peace, tolerance and love. Let humanity prevail.# HopeNotOut,” tweeted Afridi.
Afridi had recently expressed gratitude to India skipper Virat Kohli for donating his bat for the Shahid Afridi Foundation. The Indian team had also presented a Kohli shirt, signed by all the players, to Afridi when he retired from the international cricket last April.
The shirt, which fetched Rs 3 lakhs at an auction in London, had a message from the Team India captain, saying, “To Shahid Bhai, best wishes, always a pleasure playing against you.
Every year, the Asian neighbours celebrate their Independence Days within a gap of 24 hours of each other.
While Pakistan celebrated its Independence Day on Monday, India is celebrating its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday.
Both the countries have witnessed several wars and conflicts in the past 70 years of their relationship.
And in recent times, the relationship between the two nations has turned sour amid continuous ceasefire violations and terror attacks from the Pakistani side.
Via. India today