India has been praying for the safe return of the Indian Air Force pilot who has been arrested by Pakistan after a combat operation. India said that the pilot had gone missing after IAF lost a MiG-21 after shooting down a Pakistani F-16 that tried to violate Indian airspace. There have been several social media campaigns to bring the pilot back. Our cricketers have joined the bandwagon and have lauded the bravery of the Wing Commander. Yesterday, Wriddhiman Saha who scored 129 runs for Bengal from 62 balls against Cuttack at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 on Wednesday, dedicated the innings to the Air Force pilot. Pakistan Claims to Have Shot Down 2 IAF Aircraft And Arrested 2 Indian Pilots, Releases Video of Pilot Identified as Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
The wicket-keeper batsman took to social media to dedicate his innings to the IAF pilot. There were several videos released by Pakistan where the Wing Commander was seen getting interrogated was the Indian pilot was extremely poised as he answered the questions with utmost dignity. In the video we could also see that the pilot refused to answer a few questions asked by the Pakistani officers. Cricketers like Irfan Pathan and Aakash Chopra also prayed for his safe return back home.
Thank You everyone for your wishes for my today’s knock. This innings is very special to me and I dedicate this inning to India’s brave son IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan. I pray that he returns to India, safe. Jai Hind. 🇮🇳#IAF #WingCommander #Abhinandan
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) February 28, 2019
Irfan Pathan’s tweet.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 27, 2019
Fearless in captivity. Head held high. Bravo.
Thoughts with Abhinandan and his family. Can’t even imagine what they’re going through at the moment. Hoping for a quick and safe return. #BringBackAbhinandan
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 27, 2019
As per the latest news, India has objected with Pakistan’s decision of circulating the videos and photos of the Indian Air Force pilot and has called it a violation of the Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war.