Veteran cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s love for the Indian army just keeps on getting stronger and stronger with each passing day. The veteran Indian batsman has never shied away from speaking his mind out on the Indian army.
No matter what, the opening batsman always make sure to throw his support behind the soldiers. In fact, the cricketer has constantly reiterated that he wanted to become an Indian Army officer while growing up.
Well, destiny had something else planned for him as he served the country on a different field.
However, being a cricketer did not stop him from showing his undying love for the army.
In the latest turn of events, the southpaw posted another tweet to hail a martyr’s son who recently joined his father’s battalion.
Hitesh Kumar, who was just six years old when his father, a Lance Naik in the 2nd Battalion of Rajputana Rifles, was killed on June 12, 1999.
Almost 19 years after the tragic incident, the son has been commissioned as a lieutenant in the Indian Army. Hitesh passed out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun.
And when a news outlet published the news, Gambhir could not stop himself from expressing his emotions.
He took to Twitter handle to hail the brave son, writing: “Kargil martyr’s son joins dad’s battalion… Kargil martyr’s son joins dad’s battalion…वो आँधी थी जो सिंधूर उड़ा कर ले गयी, कह दो उन हवाओं से आज उसी सिंधूर से एक लाल जन्मा है।”
Kargil martyr’s son joins dad’s battalion… Kargil martyr’s son joins dad’s battalion…वो आँधी थी जो सिंधूर उड़ा कर ले गयी, कह दो उन हवाओं से आज उसी सिंधूर से एक लाल जन्मा है। @adgpi https://t.co/oIOBa81M6v
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 12, 2018
Meanwhile, Gambhir’s love for the uniformed forces is not restricted to his tweets alone.
From attending events by the paramilitary forces to sponsoring the education of martyrs’ children, he has done it all.
Last year, Gautam Gambhir pledged to bear the full expenses of the children of 25 CRPF personnel killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh. He also serves the needy people through his foundation.