The Indian cricket fraternity on Friday took to Twitter to pay tribute to the Mumbai Police officer who lost his life during the 26/11 terror attacks and the nation shed tears on its 13th anniversary.
The 2008 attacks were carried out by heavily armed Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, in which a total of 175 people were killed, including nine attackers.
choice of India Test and ODI captain Virat Kohli, former cricketers Virender Sehwag and Venkatesh Prasad paid tributes to the brave souls on Twitter.
Kohli, who will return as captain of the India Test team after taking a break from the first Test against New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur, tweeted, “We will never forget this day, we will never forget the lives we lost . Sending my prayers to the friends and families who lost their loved ones (symbol with folded hands).
Former cricketer Sehwag tweeted an emotional message with a picture of Mumbai Police Assistant Sub-Inspector Tukaram Omble, who was killed in the attack but was instrumental in nabbing Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist caught alive.
“Thirteen years after the sad day. He is martyr Tukaram Omble, the greatest son of our earth. The courage, presence of mind and selflessness shown by him on that day – no words, no award can do justice. Salute to such a great person. #MumbaiTerrorAttack,” wrote Sehwag.
13 years after the sad day. He is the greatest son of our earth- Shaheed Tukaram Omble. The courage, presence of mind and selflessness shown by him on that day- no words, no award can do justice. Salute to such a great person. #mumbaiterror attack pic.twitter.com/wi4t8wHV56— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 26, 2021
Former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad tweeted a picture of the police and army personnel who lost their lives in the attack and wrote, “We are very grateful to these brave policemen who not only laid down their lives to protect the motherland, Rather ensured Kasab. Caught alive and a conspiracy to call it a Hindu terrorist attack was busted. Salute to the heroes. Satyamev Jayate #MumbaiTerrorAttack.”
We are very grateful to these brave policemen who not only laid down their lives to protect the motherland but also ensured that Kasab is caught alive and the vicious plan to label it as Hindu terror attack is busted . Salute to the heroes. Satyameva Jayate #mumbaiterror attack pic.twitter.com/YBznnvLzOE— venkatesh prasad (@venkateshprasad) November 26, 2021
Former cricketer Wasim Jaffer also posted a picture of the heroes and wrote, “Remembering the exemplary courage and supreme sacrifice of our bravehearts today (with folded hands, flag of India) #NeverForgiveNeverForget #MumbaiTerrorAttack.”
(with agency input)