As the nation continues to mourn the terrorist attack on the CRPF personnels in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Irani Cup winners Vidarbha have donated their prize money to the families of the martyred soldiers.
Vidarbha, on Saturday,beat Rest of India on the basis of first-innings lead to retain their title. The defending Ranji Trophy champions were 11 runs short of chasing down the 280-run target before the captains decided to end the game. With the win, Vidarbha became only the third side to defend their Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup title, after Bombay and Karnataka.
And after the game, Vidarbha won millions of hearts with their heartwarming gestures. Their skipper Faiz Fazal announced the team has decided to donate the winner’s prize.
“We have decided to donate the prize money to the families of the martyrs at Pulwama. It’s just a small gesture from our side. Hopefully everything will get better for them soon,” Faiz Fazal said during the post-match presentation ceremony on Saturday.
Vidarbha are proving why they are champions on an off the field. The #IraniTrophy winners led by @faizfazal have decided to hand over their prize money to family members of martyrs of #PulwamaTerroristAttack. pic.twitter.com/Rh6i44nXrI
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 16, 2019
The whole nation was rocked by a gruesome heinous terrorist attack on Thursday. In one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s three decades of militancy, a suicide bomber from the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus in Pulwama district, killing at least 40 personnel and leaving many critically wounded.
The bus was on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Lethpora town, about 30 km from Srinagar when the attack took place. The entire nation is in a state of shock as well as furious following the gruesome attack. The whole of India is condemning the attack and paying tribute to the fallen brave souls. The cricketing fratnerity has also come forward to pay tribute to the martyrs. Players, past and present, have flocked the social media to express their grief over the inhumane incident.