Cricket and West Indies legend Vivian Richards is fondly remembered by all as one of the most explosive batsmen to ever exist. Richards who has been retired for almost 30 years still holds the same respect and status among the cricket fraternity. He has never been shy to share his opinion on any topic, and on February 13 again he did the unthinkable when he wished Tibet, Happy Independence Day, which is still under China’s occupation.
Vivian Richards tweeted on Saturday, “Happy Independence Day, Tibet. There is a lot to go on.’
“Happy Independence Day, Tibet” Way To Go #FreedomForTibet
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) February 13, 2021
He has tagged FreedomForTibet with this post. About 15,600 users had retweeted Richards’ tweet within seven hours and about 57,500 people also liked it.
Vivian Richards’ tweet was also responded to by Gajendra Chauhan, a TV artist and Ex head of FTTI. “Tibet wants independence,” he wrote.
Tibet wants Freedom #FreedomForTibet
— Gajendra Chauhan (@Gajjusay) February 13, 2021
A large section of Tibetans wants independence from China and demonstration for it is done from time to time. This section of people celebrates Tibet’s Independence Day on February 13. There are a large number of Tibetans in India, especially in Dharamsala, and they have often demonstrated against China’s repressive policy.