Virat Kohli pays tribute to the martyrs of the horrific 26/11 attacks
Kuldeep Yadav and Cheteshwar Pujara also left a message for them on Twitter.
Published - Nov 26, 2019 7:30 pm | Updated - Nov 26, 2019 7:36 pm
It’s been more than a decade, yet the visuals of the 26/11 attack are etched in the minds of the Indian people. Lashkar-e-Taiba , an Islamic terrorist organization, based in Pakistan, conducted the series of terrorist attacks with the help of 10 members. The horrific incident took place for four days across Mumbai and at least 174 people died, including nine attackers.
Ajmal Kasab was the sole surviving attacker and he disclosed the organization that carried out the attacks. The attack started from November 26 and took place until November 29. Kasab’s trial began first on May 6, 2009 and in the very next year, he was sentenced to death by hanging. On November 21, 2012, Kasab was hanged at Yerwada Jail in Pune at 19:30 IST.
Earlier Kasab filed a mercy petition with the President of India, but it was rejected on November 5. 11 years after the terrible occurring, the citizens of India are paying tribute to the martyrs of the dastardly attack. The cricketing fraternity also didn’t miss out on remembering those, who lost their lives. Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, dropped a message for them as well.
The Delhi-born cricketer took to Twitter and wrote, “Remembering the bravehearts and the innocent civilians who lost their lives during the 26/11 attacks. Gone but never forgotten.”
Here is Virat Kohli’s tweet
Remembering the bravehearts and the innocent civilians who lost their lives during the 26/11 attacks. Gone but never forgotten. 🙏🇮🇳
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 26, 2019
Kuldeep and Pujara also play homage
Apart from the 31-year-old Virat, the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara and Kuldeep Yadav also took to Twitter to pray for the innocent lives. Kuldeep took to Twitter and wrote, “Prayers go out for all the innocent lives lost on this tragic day in 2008. We will never forget and may the souls of all innocent victims who lost their lives rest in peace.”
Pujara took to Twitter and wrote, “A silent prayer for those who lost their lives untimely on 26/11 #MumbaiTerrorAttack and the brave heroes who sacrificed their life to protect us.”
As far as Virat is concerned, after guiding India to victory in their maiden Day-Night Test match, he is set to lead in the ODIs and T20Is against the West Indies. He didn’t play the T20Is versus Bangladesh and is now set to return in the shortest format keeping in mind next year’s T20 World Cup.