These cricketers including Sachin, Kohli and Yuvraj paid tribute to the martyred soldiers

New Delhi: The Indian cricket community, including master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Indian captain Virat Kohli and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma, have paid tribute to the soldiers who were martyred in a violent clash with China in Galvan Valley. According to the Indian Army, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent clash between China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Indian Army on Monday night in eastern Ladakh.

Sachin wrote on Twitter, 'Our jawans will live among those whom they have inspired by taking public steps to save their motherland. We pay tribute to him and at this time the whole country stands with his family and parents. May God give peace to all their souls.

Kohli wrote on Twitter, 'Salute and my respect to those soldiers who lost their lives in Galvan Valley to protect the country. There is no one more brave and selfless than a young man. My condolences to his family. I hope that in this difficult time, our prayers will give them some peace.

Former opener Gautam Gambhir said, 'Like every Indian, I also feel pain. Our soldiers have always demonstrated exemplary courage. There has been damage from both sides, but India never hides the sacrifice of soldiers for the fake notion. The nation stands with bereaved families.

Rohit bowed to the country real hero and said, 'My salute to our real heroes who lose their lives on the border to protect us. May God give peace to their families.

Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma wrote, 'Salute to our brave people who fought day and night to protect us and our motherland. My condolences and prayers to his family! om Shanti.'

Former opener Virender Sehwag said, 'Heartfelt condolences to Colonel Santosh Babu who made the supreme sacrifice in action on Galvan Valley. At one time, when the world is dealing with a serious epidemic, this is the last thing we need. I hope the Chinese improve. '

Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh wrote, 'I salute the courage of our Indian soldiers who have been martyred in the Galvan Valley. All these atrocities should be stopped and we hope that we can have a peaceful world, where human life is valued. My thoughts are with the bereaved families, I pray for their strength. '