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Pulwama Terror Attack: Virat Kohli Postpones RP-SG Indian Sports Honours, Twitter Lauds Gesture
India captain Virat Kohli won the internet as he postponed the Indian Sports Honours event that was slated for Saturday.
India captain Virat Kohli won the internet as he postponed the Indian Sports Honours event that was slated for Saturday. Kohli did this after 40 CRPF jawans were killed in Pulwama. The incident took place on Thursday and it shook the country as Indian citizens were angry and wanted quick action. The episode was condemned and condolences were passed on to the families of the martyred. Kohli took to Twitter and his post read, “The RP-SG Indian Sports Honours has been postponed. At this heavy moment of loss that we all find ourselves in, we would like to cancel this event that was scheduled to take place tomorrow.”
The RP-SG Indian Sports Honours has been postponed. At this heavy moment of loss that we all find ourselves in, we would like to cancel this event that was scheduled to take place tomorrow.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 15, 2019
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This gesture by the Indian captain won the internet as netizens went on to praise him for it.
Proud of You @imVkohli
— Vipul Rawal (@rawalvipul) February 15, 2019
Thank you for doing the right thing. 🙌🏻❤️
— saumya. (@dilsevirat18) February 15, 2019
Great job sir Kohli …
— Arun kumar (@ArunKumardev69) February 15, 2019
Entire nation should condemn this heinous act.Its high time to retaliate the attack.This time we will not sit quietly.#PulwamaAttack #IndiaWantsRevenge
— 🇮🇳જ્યોતિ🇮🇳 (@_sujyoti1) February 15, 2019
Great move… Proud of you
— sonu mahi 7 (@SonuPan62748435) February 15, 2019
Kudos buddy . That would be great if @BCCI would be able to play a charity match and help such affected families #responbilitesMartyredFamilies
— suman Gorantla (@sumanGorantla_7) February 15, 2019
Proud of u❤😘
— һѧяśһıҡѧ😈 (@KohlisSpark_) February 15, 2019
Well Done Champ! So Proud Of You. 🙌🇮🇳
— Juhi 🌸 (@muskaan15_) February 16, 2019
— Sharique (@ShariqueAghaz14) February 15, 2019
Meanwhile, Kohli returned to lead the side following a break.
Kohli had sat out the final two ODIs and the three T20Is against New Zealand but is back to lead the team in the entire series against the Kangaroos.
Keeping in mind the preparations for the upcoming ICC World Cup, the BCCI selectors named two different squads for the subsequent five-ODI series against the Australians.
The only difference between the squads is seasoned pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar returning to the 15-man squad for the final three matches, replacing Siddharth Kaul, who was included for the two T20Is and the first two 50-over games.
Wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik, who was part of the ODI squad in Australia and New Zealand, has not been included in the squad with Rishabh Pant getting a call-up.
The T20Is will be played on February 24 and February 27 in Visakhapatnam and Bengaluru, respectively, followed by the ODI series starting in Hyderabad on March 2.
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