Gautam Gambhir is relieved after India got its ‘son’ Abhinandan Varthaman back
Gambhir was nervous before the pilot came back home.
Updated - Mar 1, 2019 7:17 pm
March 1, 2019, gave the Indian citizens much to cheer about as Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returned home. He was handed over to India at the Wagah-Attari Border today evening and the development must have come as a sigh of relief to the entire nation. A couple of days ago on Wednesday, February 27, he was found on the other side of the Line of Control (LOC).
His MiG Bison malfunctioned, but he ejected unharmed. Thereafter, he was literally manhandled by the local mob, a video of which did the rounds for quite some time. He was taken under the custody of the Pakistan Army and they shared a video where it was learned that Abhinandan was being treated with utmost care. Meanwhile, the Indians became concerned for the braveheart.
Moreover, they lauded the pilot for the calm and composed demeanour. He didn’t even disclose his personal details when asked. The likes of Irfan Pathan, Aakash Chopra and many others praised him. Imran Khan’s, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, integrity was also questioned. However, yesterday, he made an announcement that Abhinandan would be returned to his motherland.
Gambhir tweets for Abhinandan Vaarthaman
Khan, also a former Pakistani cricketer, came up with the decision as a ‘gesture of goodwill’. In the meantime, Gautam Gambhir, who retired from competitive cricket last year in December, was nervous before Abhinandan came back home.
Gambhir has been voicing his opinions ever since the Pulwama Attacks on February 14. Gautam, who keeps on posting about the Indian army, spewed venom about Pakistan and slamming them for the terror attack that took the lives of 40 CRPF jawans in the district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Today, he took to Twitter and wrote, “I must say I was nervous before he returned. I am glad India got its son back!!! #Abhinanadan #AbhinanadanVarthaman,”
Here is Gambhir’s tweet
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) March 1, 2019