Pulwama Terror Attack: Vidarbha successfully defended the Irani Cup title they won last year by beating Rest of India by virtue to runs. But what was more heartwarming was the fact that the winning outfit donated the prize money for the families of the CRPF martyrs who lost their lives on Thursday afternoon. It is an amount of Rs 10 lakh which will rightfully be given to the families of the jawans who laid their life serving the nation. Meanwhile, the match ended in a draw in Nagpur on Saturday. Vidarbha emerged on the winning side thanks to their 95-run first innings lead against Rest of India.
“We have decided to donate the prize money to the families of the martyrs at Pulwama. A small gesture from our side,” Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Earlier, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag offered to bear the educational expenses of children of all the CRPF personnel martyred in the dastardly terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. On Thursday, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in a terror attack while several others are battling for their lives following what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in the valley. Star boxer Vijender Singh, who is employed with Haryana Police, is donating a month’s salary. India captain Virat Kohli too took to Twitter and postponed the RP-SG Indian Sports Honours which was slated to take place on Saturday night.
An explosive-laden SUV rammed into one of the buses in the CRPF convoy at Awantipora town in the Pulwama district.