Sehwag reminds the ‘forgotten 12-year-old Freedom fighter on Twitter!
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Virender Sehwag was a nightmare to any fielding captain on the cricketing field. This former Indian dashing opener is continuing his form even after he retired from the game. In a recent series of tweets, Sehwag reminded the nation about a forgotten 12-year-old freedom fighter named Baji Rout.
‘Baji Rout is the youngest martyr of India, who fought for his country while he was 12 years old. He was an active member of the Banar Sena of Prajamandal (Party of People) that used to guard the Brahmani River near Nilakanthapur Ghat, Bhuban, Odisha. Along with others, he volunteered to keep by watch the river during the night.
When the British forces asked him to help them ferry across the river, Baji Rout denied. A furious British officer twisted the boy’s arm. Still, it was refusal from the 12-year-old Braveheart. Soon, a British officer hit the boy’s skull with his bayonet, while another officer shot the boy. The officers also shot his friends during the incident.’
Sehwag further tweeted, ‘it is necessary to reminisce about Baji Rout who had shown great patriotism at such a young age.’
His tweets received numerous re-tweets and thousands of likes within minutes of this postings. People from all corners of the nation appreciated the cricketer’s tweets.