Disturbed by Pulwama attack, Hardik Pandya condoles martyrs’ friends, families
The attack, deadliest on the armed forces, sent the nation in deep mourning with Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowing to ensure that the culprits did not go unpunished.
Updated - Feb 15, 2019 1:33 pm
The horrendous terror attack on a CRPF convoy that martyred over 40 jawans in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday has left the country devastated. Sympathy for the armed forces and angry reactions against the perpetrators have poured in from various quarters and cricketers have been no exception either. From former cricketers, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman to current ones like Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya, reactions have come from all.
Ace all-rounder Hardik did not hide his sorrow over the attack saying he was disturbed by the happening. He condoled the deaths and expressed solidarity for the martyrs’ families. He also urged all to stand by the aggrieved families at the dark hour and remember the martyred souls.
The attack, deadliest on the armed forces, sent the nation in deep mourning with Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowing to ensure that the culprits did not go unpunished. The Jaish-e-Mohammad terror outfit of Maulana Masood Azhar claimed responsibility for the attack.
Disturbed by the incident in #Pulwama. My thoughts are with the families and friends of our brave CRPF jawans, who laid down their lives for the country. Let’s all do our bit to help the families during their dark hours and remember the soldiers in our prayers.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) February 15, 2019
Hardik, who recently found himself in serious controversy over making some remarks on a television show of filmmaker Karan Johar, eventually made a return to international cricket in the ODI series against New Zealand. He missed three games in Australia and two in NZ after the Indian cricket board imposed an indefinite suspension on him and KL Rahul following outrage over their controversial remarks on ‘Koffee With Karan’.
Hardik made a decent comeback in New Zealand
Hardik, considered to be a key member of the Indian squad for the World Cup due in May-July, missed the game for a few months owing to an injury and the controversy delayed his return all the more. It was after the Committee of Administrators that runs the board that lifted the suspension suddenly that Hardik got to play the game again.
He made quite a decent comeback taking seven wickets in six matches (three ODIs and as many T20Is). In batting, though he could not do much except hitting a 45 but overall, his return impressed the fans and the management.