The terrorist attack in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday has left the entire country in a state of utter shock.
As many as 40 CRPF jawans were martyred and over 40 injured after terrorists attacked an army convoy with powerful explosives. As per the media reports, terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Following the dreadful incident, the Indian cricket fraternity expressed their anger and grief on social media.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir even challenged Pakistan stating that now a conversation with the neighbouring country has to be on the battlefield.
Yes, let’s talk with the separatists. Yes, let’s talk with Pakistan. But this time conversation can’t be on the table, it has to be in a battle ground. Enough is enough. 18 CRPF personnel killed in IED blast on Srinagar-Jammu highway https://t.co/aa0t0idiHY via @economictimes
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 14, 2019
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag paid homage to the martyred soldiers and their families. He also wished for a speedy recovery of the injured CRPF personnel.
Really pained by the cowardly attack on our CRPF in J&K in which our brave men have been martyred . No words are enough to describe the pain. I wish a speedy recovery to those injured.#SudharJaaoWarnaSudhaarDenge
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 14, 2019
Here’s how others reacted:
Sad and pained to hear about the dastardly attack on our brave CRPF men in #Pulwama in which many of our jawans have been martyred . I pray for a quick and speedy recovery of those injured in the attack.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 14, 2019
Deeply saddened and disturbed by the news. I condemn the terror attack in #Pulwama. My condolences to the families of the jawans who sacrificed their lives.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 14, 2019
Really pained to hear about the attack on our #CRPF men who have been martyred in the attack in J&K. I pray the coward attackers are taught a lesson at the earliest.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 14, 2019
My condolences to the family members of the brave sons of Mother India who have been martyred in #Pulwama . RIP🙏🏻
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) February 14, 2019
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 14, 2019
Shocked and shattered with the images I'm seeing from Pulwama. My deepest condolences to the families and prayers to those who are injured. #Pulwama
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) February 14, 2019
Painful news from Pulwama Such a cowardly attack on the CRPF convoy. The highest sacrifice from our martyrs should not go waste. The perpetrators must be taught an immediate lesson. My heartfelt prayers for the families and injured.🙏🏻#Pulwama
— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) February 14, 2019
Shocked and horrified by what happened #Pulwama. The day we all celebrated love some cowards spread hatred. Thinking about the jawans and their families. India keep them in your prayers.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) February 15, 2019
My heart goes out for our Jawans who lost their lives as martyrs to save our country! condolences to all the families who today lost a son, husband, father or brother.. as a nation we cry.. as a nation we unite! #pulwamaattack
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 14, 2019
Saddened and angered by the cowardly terror attacks on our brave security personnels at Pulwama. Condolences and prayers with the family of martyrs and hoping that those who are injured make a recovery soon. #PulawamaTerrorAttack pic.twitter.com/MukMv1SsnN
— Siddharth Kaul (@iamsidkaul) February 14, 2019
The news of terrible & cowardly attack in #Pulwama has left me extremely saddened; My heart goes out to the families of martyrs, may their soul rest in peace.
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) February 14, 2019
Appalled and deeply disturbed by the news of CRPF jawans killed in Kashmir's Pulwama. My thoughts and prayers with the martyrs' families.
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) February 14, 2019
Just read the news on the #KashmirTerrorAttack as was traveling and facing poor connections. Deeply saddened by this cowardly attack and the loss of the precious lives of our brave Jawans. My heartfelt condolences to the family of all our martyrs. #KashmirTerrorAttack
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 14, 2019
It’s very sad to know about yesterday’s #PulwamaAttack My heart felt condolences to families of our brave soldiers.. It’s high time to stop this cowardly act.. Need to stop terrorism, can’t digest this news.. people doing such act should know, they are digging their own graves..
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) February 15, 2019
Heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers in the #Pulwama attack.
Really disturbed to hear about this.
May their souls rest in peace and hoping for a speedy recovery of the injured soldiers.
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) February 15, 2019