Tribute to Kargil War Heroes: Sports fraternity on Friday paid wholehearted tribute to the Indian soldiers who died during the Kargil War on the Line of duty. Marking the 20th Anniversary of India’s triumph in the Kargil war, players from every sport across the whole country took to the social media to shower their love and respect for the Indian soldiers.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli posted a tweet saying, “We will never forget all the sacrifices you made for us. Respect, Love, Salute”
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 26, 2019
Former Indian cricketer and MP Gautam Gambhir shared an emotional tweet, paying heart-wrenching tribute to the martyrs.
“ai mere vtn ke logoN, tum khuub lgaa lo naaraa ye shubh din hai hm sbkaa, lhraa lo tirNgaa pyaaraa pr mt bhuulo siimaa pr, viiroN ne haiN praann gvaaye kuch yaad unheN bhii kr lo, jo lautt ke ghr n aaye / “ kaargil ke shhiid jvaanoN ko meraa dil se sht sht nmn / bhaart maataa kii jy #KargilVijayDiwas.” He wrote.
"ऐ मेरे वतन के लोगों, तुम खूब लगा लो नारा
ये शुभ दिन है हम सबका, लहरा लो तिरंगा प्यारा
पर मत भूलो सीमा पर, वीरों ने हैं प्राण गवाये
कुछ याद उन्हें भी कर लो, जो लौट के घर न आये।"
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 26, 2019
India’s senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan also heaped praises on the sacrifices the soldiers made for their country.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 26, 2019
Little Master, Sachin Tendulkar also posted a heartfelt tweet, “On #KargilVijayDiwas, I salute the valour, honour & selfless service of our brave hearts who sacrificed their lives on the borders to keep our country safe. We shall always remember your sacrifices and dedication. Jai Hind“
On #KargilVijayDiwas, I salute the valour, honour & selfless service of our brave hearts who sacrificed their lives on the borders to keep our country safe.
We shall always remember your sacrifices and dedication.
Jai Hind ?? pic.twitter.com/vP6PczPwhY
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 26, 2019
The Indian batsman Suresh Raina also paid tribute to the soldier as he wrote, “I salute the unflinching courage of our martyred soldiers & everyone who fought the Kargil War diligently, protected the nation & its people. Your sacrifices will be held in high regard & remembered today & every day.”
Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman tweeted, “I bow down to the sacrifice of the soldiers who reclaimed the peaks, sacrificed their lives and salute the courage and valour of the men and women who stand guard.”