The Pulwama attack on February 14 made India retaliate with widely reported air strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir in the early hours of February 26. Following the reported onslaught in PoK by the Indian Air Force, Indian cricketers have reacted like never before. Their patriotism has hit an all-time high, and social media is proof. Taking to Twitter, greats such as Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar led the Indian cricketing brigade in heaping praise on the Indian Air Force.
Virender Sehwag said: ““The boys played well. #SudharJaaoWarnaSudhaarDenge #airstrike” @virendersehwag
Gautam Gambhir said: ““JAI HIND,IAF” @GautamGambhi
Sachin Tendulkar said: ““Our niceness should never be comprehended as our weakness. I salute the IAF. Jai Hind.”
Indian cricketers of the current lot ,Suresh Raina and Ajinkya Rahane also had words of motivation for the entire nation and their idols.
Suresh Raina said: ““My salute to #IAF for showing great courage in the face of adversity. A fitting reply to the cowardice” @ImRaina
Ajinkya Rahane said:” “Bravo to the #IndianAirForce! They have sent a much needed message against terror. We are proud of you. Jai Hind.” @ajinkyarahane88
Our niceness should never be comprehended as our weakness.
I salute the IAF, Jai Hind ??
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 26, 2019
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 26, 2019
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 26, 2019
— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) February 26, 2019
Bravo to the #IndianAirForce! They have sent a much needed message against terror. We are proud of you. Jai Hind! ??
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) February 26, 2019