Pulwama Terror Attack: Sports Fraternity Pays Tribute To Martyred Soldiers

| February 15 , 2019 , 17:32 IST

There has been an outpouring of grief from across the sports fraternity after nearly 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and many others injured when terrorists targeted a convoy with a car bomb in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday.

Former India captain, Sachin Tendulkar condemned the attack. He also wished speedy recovery for the injury and sent his condolences to the family of the deceased soldiers.

"Cowardly, dastardly, meaningless...... my heart goes out to the families of those who lost their loved ones and prayers for recovery of those brave hearts in hospital. Salute to your commitment to Service and Loyalty' @crpfindia," Tendulkar wrote on social media.

Several cricketers, including India captain Virat Kohli, have grieved over the death of the CRPF personnel.

"I'm shocked after hearing about the attack in Pulwama, heartfelt condolences to the martyred soldiers & prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured jawans."

As the entire nation stands in solidarity with the families of the martyrs, the cricket fraternity was not far behind.

Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, VVS Laxman, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, and Mohammed Kaif took to Twitter to condemn the attack and to send their condolences to the families of the martyrs.