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Cricket Fraternity Expressed Grief Over Mass Shooting In New Zealand


Cricket Fraternity Expressed Grief Over Mass Shooting In New Zealand

India has been fighting against anti-social elements for a long time now and slowly this menace is spreading all over the world including the developed countries such as UK, USA, New Zealand, etc. Today (15 March, 2019) is definitely one of the darkest days in the history of New Zealand as 49 people have lost their lives and 20 are seriously injured in the shootings that took place in two mosques in Christchurch.

The shooter has been arrested by the police and more details will be divulged later on as it is investigating all the aspects of the incident. The gunman showed his act live on social media website Facebook; while the site has deleted the account of the gunman, it is also trying to delete any footage of the incident which is being shared by users.

The Bangladeshi cricket team was also in the city for playing the third test match of the series against New Zealand and they were on the way to one of the mosques named Al Noor mosque for offering prayers; however, they were lucky enough as the shooting started before they went inside the mosque.

They were locked inside the bus when the sound of shooting was heard and afterwards, they were taken to the stadium where they stayed in the dressing room for sometime before going to hotel.

The Bangladeshi cricketers took to Twitter to express their feelings about the incident:

Shakib Al Hasan:

Mushfiqur Rahim:

Tamim Iqbal Khan:

The cricket fraternity from all over the world including Indian cricketers as well took to social media to express their outrage:

Virat Kohli:

KL Rahul:

Harbhajan Singh:

Irfan Pathan:

Ravichandran Ashwin:

VVS Laxman:

Shane Watson:

Jimmy Neesham:

Mahela Jayawardena:

Sarfaraz Ahmed:

Usman Khawaja:

Shoaib Akhtar:

Darren Sammy:

David Hussey:

Bangladesh has lost the first two test matches of the series while the third test match has been cancelled taking into consideration the security of the cricketers.

This is what New Zealand Cricket Board tweeted:

We condemn this horrific act and request our readers not to spread any image or video which is violent in nature.

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