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Cricketers salute Indian soldiers on 17th anniversary of Kargil War

Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag lead heartfelt tribute to the martyrs of the war.

Virat Kohli
Kohli posted an emotional tribute on Twitter

On the 26th of July in 1999, an intense battle came to an end with Indian Army (ably supported by Indian Air Force) successfully forcing Pakistani infiltrators to back off from the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir. The occasion has been commemorated as Kargil Vijay Diwas (Kargil Victory Day) since then.

Since the battle took place under a high-altitude mountainous region, the situation demanded enormous bravery from the Army members. During the 17th anniversary of the historic Kargil War, numerous Indian cricketers hailed the efforts and sacrifices of those lion-hearted soldiers with heartfelt messages on Twitter yesterday.

Fresh from a brilliant double ton which sealed an innings victory in Antigua, Indian Test captain Virat Kohli recollected his experiences as a 10-year old.

He was joined by his head coach Anil Kumble as well.

Attacking batsman Virender Sehwag bowed down to the soldiers’ selflessness.

The stylish VVS Laxman felt inspired by the moment.

Ajinkya Rahane expressed his gratitude to the Army.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan saluted their perseverance.

Here is BCCI President Anurag Thakur.

The ever thoughtful Harsha Bhogle kept it nice and simple.

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