New Delhi, Feb 26:
Cricket legend and Indian Air Force’s Honorary Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar led the sporting fraternity in lauding today’s air strikes that targetted Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists and trainers in Pakistan.
In a pinpointed and swift air strike, India pounded Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot early Tuesday, killing up to 350 terrorists and trainers in retaliation to the ghastly Pulwama terror attack, officials said here.
Praising the IAF, Tendulkar tweeted: “Our niceness should never be comprehended as our weakness. I salute the IAF, Jai Hind.”
The iconic batsman was given the honorary position by the IAF in 2015.
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag praised the strikes in sporting parlance.
“The boys have played really well. #SudharJaaoWarna SudhaarDenge #airstrike ,” Sehwag wrote on his twitter handle.
Gautam Gambhir, VVS Laxman, and Yuvraj Singh were among other cricketers to laud India’s response to the Pulwama attack, which claimed the lives of 44 CRPF personnel.
“JAI HIND, IAF @IAF_MCC @adgpi #India StrikesAgain #IndiaStrikesBack #IndiaStrikes,” Gambhir wrote.
“Extremely proud of our #IndianAirForce. We salute the IAF, Jai Hind,” Yuvraj tweeted. (PTI)