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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has decided to postpone RP-SG Indian Sports Honours in the wake of the terror attack that took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were martyred. The Indian Sports Honours were supposed to take place on Saturday night.

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Virat Kohli took to twitter to announce the new on Friday. “The RP-SG Indian Sports Honours has been postponed. At this heavy moment of loss that we all find ourselves in, we would like to cancel this event that was scheduled to take place tomorrow,” Kohli tweeted on Friday night.

The Virat Kohli Foundation, an organization dedicated to assisting the underprivileged sections of society, provides scholarships to promising young athletes, as well as individuals and initiatives that have promoted sport at the grassroot level.

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On Thursday, in a deadly terror attack, 40 CRPF jawans lost their lives after a car loaded with almost 30 kgs of explosives rammed into a truck carrying the soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.

Condolences poured in the social media. Cricketers, including India captain Kohli, have grieved over the death of the CRPF personnel. Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Hardik Pandya have also condemned the “Cowardly and dastardly” attack.

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