Brett Lee says ‘Such an honour’ receiving letter from PM Modi on Republic Day;
Former Australia pacer Brett Lee, who received a letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on India’s 75th Republic Day as a “mark of gratitude for his friendship” towards the country, on Saturday expressed his gratitude for the “honour”.
Taking to his Twitter, Lee wrote, “Such an honour to receive this letter. Thank you @narendramodi It’s no secret how much I love India & its people & feel grateful that I’ve been able to spend so many years enjoying this beautiful country I’m a few days late, but Happy Republic Day India.”
The former Australian player also tagged the Prime Minister’s Office and the Indian High Commission in Canberra on Twitter.
Lee has had a large fan base in India throughout his playing days, and his popularity skyrocketed after he played for the Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Indian players like Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, and Harbhajan Singh are also close friends of Lee’s.
Meanwhile, on January 26, India celebrated its 73rd Republic Day. With a parade showcasing the country’s military power and cultural diversity. As well as several unique efforts to commemorate the 75th anniversary of independence. As part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.’
This year’s Republic Day procession had 21 tableaux, 12 of various states and Union Territories, and nine ministries.