Ravichandran Ashwin, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma © AFP
Ravichandran Ashwin, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma © AFP

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Indian cricketers took to social media to wish their better halves and women across the country. Virender Sehwag was the first to send across the wishes. He saluted those women who work towards a particular cause: 9-year old Muskaan who runs a library in one of Bhopal’s poorest slum and 19-year-old Zainab who has transformed herself into an activist, committed to the cause of children’s education.

Virat Kohli followed suit giving tribute to his wife Anushka Sharma. Kohli has always fought back against trolls targeted to Anushka. In a heart-warming message Kohli mentioned his wife as the extraordinary woman in his life who is ‘better than equal.’ Ravichandran Ashwin credited his mother, wife and his two daughters for the success he has achieved in his career. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma wants the world to recognise women by their creativity and not gender.

Umesh Yadav, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and others also wished the women in their lives.