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Gautam Gambhir’s Kolkata Knight Riders salute CRPF men killed in Sukma ambush

Kolkata Knight Riders players have worn black armbands in their IPL 2017 match against Rising Pune Supergiant to condole the deaths of 25 CRPF men killed in the recent Sukma attack. The idea came from KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 27, 2017 09:49 IST
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Kolkata Knight Riders are wearing black armbands in their IPL 2017 match against Rising Pune Supergiant in order to condole the deaths of 25 CRPF men.(BCCI)

Kolkata Knight Riders wore black arm bands for their Wednesday’s Indian Premier League clash against Rising Pune Supergiant at the MCA Stadium here. (RPS v KKR BLOG | SCORECARD)

The arm bands were worn to condole the deaths of 25 CRPF jawans in Sukma, a KKR official confirmed to Hindustan Times. “It was KKR’s tribute to the CRPF soldiers who lost their lives. The idea came from skipper Gautam Gambhir,” said the team official.

Gautam Gambhir took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to condole the killings. “As we crib over lack of air conditioning or size of our already mammoth SUV, let’s ponder over d future of d daughters of CRPF martyrs,” Gambhir fired in his first tweet.

“25 CRPF men sacrificed lives for d country. Sometimes I wonder if we deserve their sacrifice!!!” Gautam Gambhir followed it up with another tweet.

Gautam Gambhir has often stood up in support of Indian soldiers and has been amongst the first to voice his displeasure.

Virender Sehwag has also saluted the CRPF men.

On Wednesday, Kolkata Knight Riders maintained their winning record at the MCA Stadium on Wednesday after romping to their straight sixth victory here with a seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiant.

First Published: Apr 26, 2017 21:39 IST