Cricketing fraternity condemns Christchurch terror attack

Mar 16, 2019 14:19 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 16 (ANI): The cricketing fraternity condemned the Christchurch terror attack and extended condolences to the families of the deceased. 

“Shocking and tragic. My heart goes out to the ones affected by this cowardly act at Christchurch. Thoughts with the Bangladesh team as well, stay safe,” Indian captain Virat Kohli tweeted.

“Heartbreaking news coming out from New Zealand. What’s happened to humanity?,” Rohit Sharma tweeted.

“Still struggling to comprehend why… we are all one people… I don’t understand how such hatred can manifest itself like this disgusting,” Kiwi bowler Mitchell McClenaghan wrote on his Twitter account.

“Went to New Zealand recently. It’s such a beautiful and peace-loving country. Sad to hear about what happened there. Praying for the families of the deceased,” Shikhar Dhawan tweeted.

“Why? Why? Once again a cowardly disgusting attack on innocent people’s lives .. Thoughts & prayers with everyone affected in NZ .. !!,” England’s former captain Michael Vaughan tweeted.

“Horrific news out of Christchurch! Absolutely devastating. Thoughts and prayers go out to all affected at this extremely sad time,” Australia’s former skipper Michael Clarke posted on his Twitter account.

“One of our great country’s “Darkest” days. My family’s thoughts are with our nation and our Muslim brothers and sisters. Much love @ New Zealand,” New Zealand’s former captain Brendon McCullum tweeted.

“So sad to hear of the #NewZealandMosqueAttack In #Christchurch. My prayers and thoughts are with the martyrs and their families. Humanity is at a loss, it was a place of worship …thank god the #BangladeshCricketTeam are safe,” Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed tweeted.

Christchurch witnessed a horrific terror attack on Friday as two mosques were attacked by armed gunmen. The shooter even live-streamed the attack. 

Bangladesh cricket team were on their way to the mosque to offer Friday prayers, but they somehow managed to escape the site and safely reached the Hagley Oval. 

As a precautionary measure, the final Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh, which was slated to begin today at Christchurch, was called off by the New Zealand Cricket Board.  (ANI)

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