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Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir pays tribute to Sukma attack martyrs

This Is Not The First Time When Gautam Gambir Has Shown Support For The Security Forces Taking On The Insurgent In Troubled Regions. Just Two Weeks Ago, He Along With Virender Sehwag Came Out In Support Of CRPF Jawans Who Were Attacked By Stone Pelters In Srinagar During Elections In The Kashmir Valley.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 26 Apr 2017, 06:02:29 PM
A file photo of KKR captain Gautam Gambhir.

New Delhi:

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir paid tributes on Wednesday to the CRPF personnel who were killed in Monday’s Maoist ambush in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. Gambhir took to Twitter to express his grief over the incident saying: "25 CRPF men sacrificed lives for d country. Sometimes I wonder if we deserve their sacrifice!!!"

"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 said in another Tweet.

At least 26 CRPF personnel were killed and seven sustained serious injuries in the deadliest ambush by Moists in Sukma.

The nearly 100-strong CRPF patrol providing security for road construction work came under fierce gunfire from the guerrillas occupying vantage positions in Kalapathar area of south Bastar region, one of the worst-hit by Left-wing extremism in the country.

This is not the first time when the mercurial cricketer has shown support for the security forces taking on the insurgent in troubled regions.

Just two weeks ago, Gambhir along with Virender Sehwag came out in support of CRPF jawans who were attacked by stone pelters in Srinagar during elections in the Kashmir Valley.

"For every slap on my army's Jawan lay down at least a 100 jihadi lives. Whoever wants Azadi LEAVE NOW! Kashmir is ours. #kashmirbelongs2us," an angry Gambhir wrote on his twitter handle.

"Anti-Indians hav forgotten dat our flag also stands 4: saffron - fire of our anger, white - shroud for jihadis, green - hatred 4 terror," Gambhir wrote in another tweet.

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First Published : 26 Apr 2017, 05:21:00 PM