Christchurch Terrorist Attack
Cricket-world reactions over Christchurch terrorist attack
Different Cricket institutions and celebrities expressed their condolences for the deadliest terrorist attack at the Christchurch mosque on Friday and condemned the attack, causing at least 49 dead and 20 injuries. The members of the Bangladesh cricket team were present there during that time and were going to the mosque to perform their Jummah prayers.
But fortunately, the team were safe and hadn’t got any trouble. However, Cricket organizations including ICC expressed their concern on this horrendous incident.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson: “Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by this horrendous incident in Christchurch. Both teams, staff and match officials are safe and the ICC fully supports the decision to cancel the Test match.”
Virat Kohli tweeted: 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.
Jacques Kallis tweeted: Thoughts and prayers to those affected by the cowardly shootings in Christchurch.
Faf Du Plessis tweeted: Noooo man !!! So sad to see what’s happened in New Zealand .. Sending my love to everyone there in Christchurch and the families affected. #loveoverhate
Tom Moody tweeted: Deeply saddened by the appalling events in Christchurch today, condolences to all the families and friends of those who have lost their lives. #prayforchristchurch
Brendan Taylor tweeted: Thoughts and prayers are with the people of New Zealand and Christchurch. A strong nation with resilient people who have suffered from a devastating earthquake in the past, I'm positive they'll come out of this even stronger than ever.
Shakib Al Hasan tweeted: I have nothing to say about the active shooting in New Zealand that took place all I want to say is I’m grateful to Almighty Allah for saving my brothers my teammates! Alhamdulillah
Harsha Bhogle tweeted: When you have to avoid live shooting and gunshots in New Zealand, you know the world is in a bad place. Relieved to hear the Bangladesh cricket team is safe.
Windies Cricket tweeted: Our hearts and prayers go out to those affected in New Zealand. We're happy both @BLACKCAPS and @BCBtigers teams are safe. #PrayForNewZealand.