Cricketers salute the bravery of Indian soldiers who lost their lives in Ladakh face-off with China

Cricketers salute the bravery of Indian soldiers who lost their lives in Ladakh face-off with China

According to Indian Army's statement, at least 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives during the face-off.

Colonel B Santosh Babu
Colonel B Santosh Babu. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The entire whole is still suffering from the coronavirus pandemic which started after a new type of virus outbroke from China. However, if we keep aside the tension caused by the spread of the deadly virus, there is some clear evidence of political tension between India and China.

The two countries have been involved in border stand-offs in the Ladakh region since the start of May. On Tuesday night, the Indian Army released a statement stating, at least 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives after they were subjected to a violent face-off with the Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.

In the statement, it was stated, “During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday night with casualties on both sides. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers. Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation.”

Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, and other cricketers pay their tributes to the soldiers

After this news arrived, former Indian cricketer, Virender Sehwag took note of the incident. He posted a tweet in the memory of a martyred soldier Col. Santosh Babu. He posted this tweet from his official Twitter handle. He expressed that he hopes China doesn’t take part in such acts. He wrote, “Heartfelt condolences to Col. Santosh Babu who made the Supreme Sacrifice in action at the #GalwanValley. At a time, when the world is dealing with a serious pandemic, this is the last thing we need.  I hope Cheeni sudhar jaayein.”

Along with Sehwag, another Indian cricketer posted a tweet and it was Shikhar Dhawan. The limited-overs opener posted a tweet and paid his tributes to the martyred soldiers. He wrote, “A sacrifice that will never be forgotten by the nation. Heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the Indian Army officer and the two soldiers. Saluting your bravery, Jai Hind!#GalwanValley.”

Both the cricketers have previously posted tweets about the Indian Army and martyred soldiers. It is good to see that cricketers are trying to spread this news encouraging young generations to take note of the happening of our country. Along with Sehwag and Dhawan, a few more cricketers also reacted.

Here are the tweets