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