On Madras Day today, Twitter cheered 380 years of Madras, now Chennai. Calling “Chennai a name and Madras an emotion”, tweets ranged from their favourite places in Madras and the nostalgia the name brings to them. The city, initially called Chennapattinam and Madraspatanam, soon became Madras and then Chennai.
Netizens shared memories, pictures and one-liners of and related to Madras to commemorate the occasion. Some users also shared facts about the city and posted pictures along with detailed captions.
From arts to sports to literature to education to technology to culture to women safety, this land has it all. I’m glad that I had the chance to spend some time of my life in this soulful city.
— ℳᴇɢʜɴᴀ (@meghna_mj77) August 22, 2019
— Kiran Khatri (@kiranmk95) August 22, 2019
— Aishwarya Ashok (@aishashok14) August 22, 2019
The most special wish came from, none other than, our very own Chinna Thala Suresh Raina, the cricketer who represented India in all the formats of cricket. Apart from representing the national side, the cricket played for Chennai Super Kings for a long time in IPL tournament.
In his tweet Raina said “Happy birthday, my Madras – a city that has given me so much love and happiness through its culture, people and places. May you shine brighter & stay blessed! #MadrasDay 😎👍”
The cricketer also added a picture of himself wearing CSK’s jersey along with Dhoni, Jadeja, Tahir and Harbhajan. Check out his tweet here :
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 22, 2019
The way Raina mentioned Madras as “My Madras” won the heart of many people who belong to Chennai. They started pouring their love in the comment section which is just heart melting. Check out some of their comments here :
That ” My Madras” is enough to Prove your Never ending love towards Chennai ❤️👌
— RAINA’s SAKSHI ❤ (@SakshiRMishra) August 22, 2019
— Vinay Kumar (@VinayKumar7659) August 22, 2019
The word MY MADRAS 😍 the word says it all💙 #Champ🤩
— Swarna Rathi♥️✨ (@swarna_rathi) August 22, 2019
My Madras 😍❤️
— Akshaya ❤ (@akshaya_03) August 22, 2019
Thank you chinna thala @ImRaina ….and get well soon….come back in 2020 wc🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Karthi (@Karthi05209518) August 22, 2019
Along with Raina, Harbhajan Singh who is known for his funny Tamil tweets also posted a tweet wishing the city on its 380th birthday. His tweet praised Chennai city for its uniqueness and he also added the words which are used only on Chennai :
கலீஜ்,டௌலட்,பிசுக்கோத்,நைனா, ஓசி,பிஸ்து,அட்டு,பேஜார், அள்ளு,தல,மாமி,மாமே,இப்பிடி எத்தனை வார்த்தைங்க நம்ம சென்னையை அலங்கரிக்க.ஆதார் கார்டு இல்லாதவங்களுக்கும் அட்ரஸ் நம்ம மெட்ராஸ் தாங்க.சென்னை என்பது “ஊர் பெயர்” மெட்ராஸ் என்பது “உணர்ச்சி”
Happy #chennaiday #MadrasDay #Madras380
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 22, 2019
It is surely a treat to see these non-Tamil speaking cricketers wishing Chennai wholeheartedly. Comment your views on the heart winning gesture of these cricketers !!