India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day on August 15, 2018. And while social media was abuzz with people wishing everybody well, a few trolls were on the prowl. Indian cricket captain Mithali Raj fell prey to one of them.

Mithali Raj, who is currently in the ongoing Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy 2018, had posted an Independence Day message on August 16 on Twitter. It read, “Wishing India, freedom from hunger, poverty, discrimination, sexism, abuse & greed. We have had 72 years to build ourselves in the manner we want to be defined. Are we close? Lives were lost so we could breathe free. Let’s honour those sacrifices. Jai Hind.”


She was, however, trolled for wishing everyone a day late.

But she came back with a brilliant reply.

And twitteratti appreciated Mithali's answer.