Pulwama Attacks: India cricketer Harbhajan Singh has been one of the most vocal cricketers post the Pulwama attacks, apart from Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag. In Harbhajan’s latest Instagram post, he forwards a poem written by an Army Public School student. It speaks of the life of a soldier in comparison to the life of a regular civilian. It is a long poem about two friends who were 18 when they went on their own paths in search of making a career for themselves. One got IIT and the other got NDA and how life rolls on from there on in. The poem reads, “We both left home at 18.
You cleared JEE,
I got recommended.
You got IIT,
I got NDA.”
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We both left home at 18. You cleared JEE, I got recommended. You got IIT, I got NDA. You pursued your degree, I had the toughest training. Your day started at 7 and ended at 5, Mine started at 4 till 9 and Some nights also included. You had your convocation ceremony, I had my POP. Best company took you and Best package was awarded, I was ordered to join my paltan With 2 stars piped on my shoulders. You got a job, I got a way of life. Every eve you got to see your family, I just wished i got to see my parents soon. You celebrated festivals with lights and music, I celebrated with my comrade in bunkers. We both married, Your wife got to see you everyday, My wife just wished i was alive. You were sent to business trips, I was sent on line of control. We both returned, Both wives couldn’t control their tears, but You wiped her but, I couldn’t. You hugged her but, I couldn’t. Because I was lying in the coffin, With medals on my chest and, Coffin wrapped with tricolour. My way of life ended, Your continued. We both left home at 18. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 – Shared by Advit Verma, Army Public School, Ambala Cantonment
Earlier, Harbhajan Singh said India are powerful enough to do well in the World Cup without having to play Pakistan. India will need to forfeit valuable points if they concede their fourth match of the tournament.