Pulwama attack anniversary: Gambhir, Sehwag pay homage   |  Photo Credit: IANS
- On this day in 2019, 40 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in the Pulwama terror attack
- Indian cricket fraternity has shared tributes for the bravehearts on the 2nd anniversary of the terror attack
- Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag paid homage to the bravehearts who sacrificed their lives
On the 2nd anniversary of the Pulwama terror attack, Indian cricketers including the likes of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, and Wasim Jaffer paid homage to the security personnel who lost their lives in the 2019 terrorist attack. Remembering the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers killed in the dastardly attack, the entire cricket fraternity took to social media to salute the bravehearts for sacrificing their lives while serving the nation in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February 2019.
“India is not built by bricks & cement! It is the blood of our bravest which holds our country together! Never Forget! #PulwamaAttack,” former Indian opener Gambhir said in a tweet. Gambhir’s former teammate and two-time World Cup winner Sehwag also paid a rich tribute to the slain Indian soldiers.
“Heartfelt Tributes to all Our Bravehearts Martyred in the #PulwamaAttack on Feb 14, 2019. The valour and sacrifice of our heroes will be remembered forever. Jai Hind,” Sehwag said in a post shared on Instagram.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) batting coach Wasim Jaffer and former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif also shared tributes to martyrs of the Pulwama terror attack. “Remembering our brave soldiers who laid down their lives at Pulwama to keep us safe #pulwamaattack,” said Kaif, who is currently serving as the fielding coach of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals (DC).
On this day in 2019, 40 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in the terrorist attack carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad – a Pakistan-based terror group. The CRPF personnel were killed after a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into an Indian convoy in Kashmir’s Pulwama. Not just the cricket fraternity but people from all walks of life stood in solidarity with the families who lost their loved ones in the tragic incident.