Cricket team of Bangladesh narrowly escaped in a shooting incident in a New Zealand mosque in which 49 people have died and many other are injured.The team is present in New Zealand to play test series against New Zealand.Two unidentified gunmen entered in the New Zealand mosque where Bangladesh cricket team was present to offer their prayers. The players were very luck as they left from the mosque just moments before the shooting took place.
Bangladesh cricket team manager Khaled Mashud Pilot said that the team was just 50 yards away from the shooting incident! He said that team had left mosque just 3-4 minutes before. The team was terribly shaken by the incident. The last test of the series between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been cancelled prior to the shooting incident. The team will return to Bangladesh tomorrow.
Cricket Fraternity reaction on Christchurch shooting incident:-
The whole cricketing fraternity is in shock after this incident. Cricketers around the world have condemned the shooting incident. The Bangladesh cricket team informed about the shooting incident through social media platforms.
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. 🙏🏻
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 15, 2019
Heartbreaking news coming out from New Zealand. What’s happened to humanity?
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 15, 2019
Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque…we r extremely lucky…never want to see this things happen again….pray for us
— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) March 15, 2019
Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers #christchurchMosqueAttack
— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) March 15, 2019
Horrifying tragedy #Christchurch. I found NZ one of safest, most peaceful places, people are friendly. Spoke to Tamim big relief B'desh squad/staff is safe. World must together! stop hatred!Terrorism has no religion! Prayers for bereaved families. May Allah bless the departed.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 15, 2019
Shattered with this terrible news..Another terror attack. Where are we all heading. These cowards have no religion. Thoughts and prayers are with all the victims.🙏🙏#christchurchMosqueAttack
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 15, 2019
Hasn’t Christchurch been through enough?! Thoughts to all my kiwi friends, this should never happen. I hope you’re doing okay. #anzac
— David Hussey (@DavidHussey29) March 15, 2019
So saddened about the attacks in Christchurch today. My heart and duahs go out to all the victims and their families ❤️
— Usman Khawaja (@Uz_Khawaja) March 15, 2019
Seeing the horrifying footage from One of my fav country in the world breaks my heart #NewZealandMosqueShooting
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 15, 2019
Nineteen members including all the 15 players of the Bangladesh National Team and supporting stuff are expected to reach Dhaka at 22h40 tomorrow (Saturday).
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 15, 2019