Star Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has said that Team India will do anything to win the upcoming five-match One Day International (ODI) home series against Australia and then dedicate the win to the martyred CRPF jawans.
“We will do everything we can to get a series win and dedicate it to the soldiers,” Mohammed Shami told India TV.
Earlier, following the terror attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, Shami had donated an amount of Rs 5 lakh to the CRPF Wives Welfare Association.
“It’s very upsetting to hear about the tragic events that happened in Pulwama. They risk their lives at the borders so we Indians can sleep safe. It’s the least we can do by contributing to help the families who have lost their loved ones and we will always be by their side,” Shami said, before adding, “It’s our responsibility to give back for the amount they have done for us. We Indians are safe because they’re risking their lives 24×7.”
Earlier, Indian cricketers — Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, and Shikhar Dhawan– had come together to support the families of the soldiers.
“Nothing we can do will be enough, but the least I can do is offer to take complete care of the education of the children of our brave CRPF jawans martyred in #Pulwama in my Sehwag International School @SehwagSchool , Jhajjar. Saubhagya hoga,” Sehwag wrote on his Twitter handle.
Olympic medalist boxer Vijender Singh, who is employed with Haryana Police, is donating a month’s salary.
“I’m donating my one month’s salary for the martyrs of #PulwamaTerrorAttack and want everyone to come forward and support the families. It is our moral duty to always stand by them and make them feel proud of their sacrifices. Jai Hind,” Vijender Singh wrote on Twitter.