Cricket fraternity condemns the unfortunate Pulwama attack

Cricket fraternity condemns the unfortunate Pulwama attack

Ever since the attack happened, there has been an outpouring of grief on social media.

Pulwama Attack
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February 14 is celebrated as Valentine’s Day, a day of love across the world. However, the day will perhaps not remain the same in India’s history anymore as the country witnessed one of its deadliest attacks on Thursday. The entire country was rocked and left in shock when terrorists carried out a heinous attack on the unsuspecting CRPF personnels in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack. According to reports, 44 CRPF personnel were killed in the powerful IED blast on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. A CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles was targeted by an explosives-laden SUV that was being driven by a Jaish suicide bomber identified as Adil Ahmad Dar. The vehicle rammed into one of the CRPF buses, killing 44 of its occupants and leaving several injured. The Pulwama attack is the biggest terror attack in Kashmir in the recent past.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already promised that the sacrifices of the martyrs will not go in vain. Condemning the attack on the CRPF convoy, PM Modi tweeted

“The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs. May the injured recover quickly”.

Ever since the attack happened, there has been an outpouring of grief on social media. Well,  the cricketing fraternity has also condemned the attack and has paid rich tribute to the martyrs. The likes of Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammad Kaif and others took to Twitter to express their grief over the incident.

“Sad and pained to hear about the dastardly attack on our brave CRPF men in #Pulwama in which many of our jawans have been martyred. I pray for a quick and speedy recovery of those injured in the attack,” Laxman wrote on Twitter.

India opener Shikhar Dhawan tweeted:

Here are some more tweets from the cricketers:

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