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Sports stars salute martyrs on Kargil Vijay Divas

By Rediff Sports Desk
July 26, 2019 12:47 IST
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Kargil heroes atop Tiger Hill

The sports fraternity on Friday saluted the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives on the line of duty, on the 20th anniversary of India's triumph in the Kargil war.

Sportsmen across the board took to Twitter to pay their respects to the Indian soldiers.

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India's cricket captain Virat Kohli tweeted: "We will never forget all the sacrifices you made for us. Respect, Love, Salute. #JaiHind #KargilVijayDiwas."


India's ODI opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan wrote: "I will never forget the sacrifices made by the martyrs of our Indian Army, the courage they showed in the Kargil war. Jai Hind! #KargilVijayDiwas."

Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara wrote: "Salute to the sacrifice and courage of the real heroes of our nation who made sure that our country lives in peace. Jai Hind #KargilVijayDiwas."

Gautam Gambhir, former Indian cricketer and East Delhi MP, tweeted: "ai mere vtn ke logon, tum khuub lagaa lo naaraa ye shubh din hai hum sbkaa, lahraa lo tirangaa pyaaraa par mat bhuulo siimaa par, 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."

"All Gave Some,Some Gave All. Fallen But Never Forgotten. #KargilVijayDivas #20YearsOfKargilVijay," wrote Indian boxer Vijendra Singh on the micro-blogging site.

Former India batting stronghold VVS Laxman wrote: "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. #KargilVijayDiwas."

India's young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant also put out a message on Twitter: "Massive respect to our soldiers for your courage, valour and sacrifices. Hum kabhi nahi bhoolengey   aapko. Jai Hind #KargilVijayDiwas."

Former India player Mohammad Kaif wrote: "Kargil ke Amar Jawan, Aapko hamara Salaam". Homage and gratitude to our brave soldiers. The nation will always be grateful to you for your sacrifice, valour and courage  #KargilVijayDiwas."

India batsman Suresh Raina also paid his tribute 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. #KargilVijayDiwas."

The Indian armed forces had defeated Pakistan on July 26, 1999. Since then, the day is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas.

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