Sania Mirza tweets on IAF pilot Abhinandan's return, hilariously trolled by India, Pak users

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 04, 2019, 09.25 AM(IST)

A file photo of Sania Mirza. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Indian tennis player Sania Mirza, who is married to a Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, also shared a heartwarming post for Abhinandan following his return to India and was heavily trolled for it. 

India's Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has become a national hero after his return from Pakistani custody. He was received by the Indian Air Force (IAF) team and the countrymen at the Wagah-Attari border on 1st March. 

Several Bollywood celebrities and famous personalities expressed their happiness on Twitter. Among all, Indian tennis player Sania Mirza, who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, also shared a heartwarming post for Abhinandan following his return to India.

Taking to her Twitter handle, Mirza welcomed the brave soldier by writing,  "Welcome back Wing Commander Abhinandan .. you are our HERO in the truest sense.. The country salutes you and the bravery and dignity you..Welcome Back Abinandan Jai Hind."

However, Sania's post soon saw a string of tweets, both from Indian and Pakistani users, trolling the Tennis star. 

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Abhinandan Varthman, was captured by the Pakistani Forces after his fighter jet crashed while sending off Pakistani aircraft back during an attempt to airstrike. 

Soon things went out of control and before his jet crashed, he was forced to eject which made him land across the Line of Control.

A medical examination of the Wing Commander has identified a rib injury probably caused by an assault by local residents in Pakistan soon after he parachuted across the border.