On February 14, 2019, a terrorist attack in Pulwama, Kashmir shook the whole country. From Bollywood celebs to sports personalities, everyone took to Twitter to show their displeasure against the attack. Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli too took to Twitter to mourn our soldiers' death. He was supposed to host the Indian Sports Honours event on Saturday, but it has been cancelled in respect to the martyrs. For the uninitiated, Indian Sports Honours is an initiative started by Virat Kohli Foundation and RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group.
On Thursday, when the ghastly attacks took place, Virat tweeted and asked his fans to vote for the awards. The moved got him trolled heavily for it. Twitterati bashed him for asking fans to vote given that the situation was so grim in the country. Virat later deleted the tweets. But now that he has cancelled the event, his fans are praising him for this move. There were even tweets that have asked Virat to stop playing cricket with Pakistan.
According to a report in News 18, a statement from the cricketer’s foundation read, "The RP-SG Indian Sports Honours that was supposed to happen tomorrow night (Saturday) has been postponed by Virat as a mark of respect to the CRPF jawans who were martyred at Pulwama by a tragic terror attack. The who's who of the entertainment and sports industry were supposed to be present for the award ceremony. Every partner and all the sportstars and delegates associated with this award have been informed and communicated with(,) stating that hosting an event was unacceptable at this moment when India is mourning the death of its jawans."