Indian kabaddi team have dedicated the World Cup win to the martyred soldiers of the Uri attacks. Indian team coach, Balwan Singh, after winning the match, said that the trophy is for them.
As many as 19 soldiers were killed in a cowardly attack by terrorists in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir. In the post-match conference, the first sentence that came out of Balwan Singh’s mouth was:
“I want to dedicate this win to the soldiers who died in the Uri attacks last month.
Balwan sounded too emotional and kept on repeating the contribution of Indian soldiers in the welfare of the Indian society. Balwan even went on to say that India is like a temple for the whole kabaddi team.
“The whole country (India) is our temple. Be it Mosques, Temples, Gurudwaras or any place of worship, they are one for us and we sought blessings from all.”
The one statement that will win a billion hearts was on the prize money the team might receive after the successful stint in World Cup.
He said, “We don’t care about prize money or awards. We care about winning the hearts of the people and giving glory to the nation. We wanted to give the nation something to be proud of and something to remember us by. I believe we’ve done that.”