The torrent of grave news continued as the report of at least 20 Indian soldiers attaining martyrdom arrived on Tuesday (16th June). This was a result of a violent face-off with the Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. The cricketers were not behind in showing solidarity with the army and paid tributes to the soldiers who lost their lives.
Our martyrs will continue to live through the lives that they have inspired with the heroic acts to protect our motherland. A nation mourns its brave jawans and stands by their selfless parents and families.
Deepest condolences and may you all rest in peace. ??
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 17, 2020
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar offered his deepest condolences while saying that the martyrs will continue to live through the lives they have inspired by their sacrifice.
Salute and deepest respect to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect our country in the Galwan Valley. NO one is more selfless and brave than a soldier. Sincere condolences to the families. I hope they find peace through our prayers at this difficult time. ?
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 17, 2020
The Indian captain Virat Kohli, through his Twitter, condoled the death of soldiers and further added that no individual is more selfless and brave than a soldier. Rohit Sharma called the soldiers our ‘real heroes’ and saluted them for their efforts. Shikhar Dhawan also offered his deepest respect.
Salute to our REAL HEROES who laid their lives protecting and honouring our border. May god give their families utmost strength #GalwanValley
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 17, 2020
A sacrifice that will never be forgotten by the nation. Heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the Indian Army officer and the two soldiers. Saluting your bravery, Jai Hind! ?? #GalwanValley pic.twitter.com/Kk2Wt0WdSs
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 16, 2020