With India completing their 3-0 sweep of Sri Lanka on Monday, cricket took a backseat in the country on a relatively slow day.

But of course, there was a much bigger reason to celebrate on Tuesday (August 15), as it marked the 70th year of Indian independence.

Naturally, twitter was abuzz with the Indian cricket fraternity expressing their patriotism.

It becomes a bit more special when players from rival teams wish you, doesn’t it?

Next up, the birthday list. And we have Jack Russell, the former England wicketkeeper, turning 54 today.

Meanwhile, Australia were hitting the straps ahead of their series against Bangladesh.

But that’s got to hurt! David Warner retired hurt from an intra- squad game after being struck on the helmet by a bouncer.

Moving on, Stuart Broad was excited about England’s first day-night Test.

England are clearly stepping into the unknown, but it looked like they were having fun while training.

Coming soon: James Taylor’s autobiography.

Now then, when did Darren Sammy replace Ben Affleck as Batman?

In case you want to know the definition of a meal, here’s Mitchell McClenaghan helping you out.

And to end with, here’s a ‘caption this’ challenge.