Sunday, November 27, 2022

Cricket fraternity condemns terror attacks in Sri Lanka

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In a horrific incident, at least 200 people were killed in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The blasts is one of the deadliest attack on the island nation’s history which targeted St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, St Sebastian’s Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and a church in the eastern town of Batticaloa around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday mass were in progress.

Cricketers from around the world have condemned the series of blasts in Sri Lanka which targeted innocent people. Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “Saddened to hear about the terror attacks in various parts of SL. Strongly condemn these acts of terror. Hatred and violence will never overpower love, kindness and compassion.”

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli also expressed his shock at the events. He tweeted, “Shocked to hear the news coming in from Sri Lanka. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.” Shikhar Dhawan was also ‘deeply saddened’ by the attacks and expressed his condolences to families of victims who lost their lives in these attacks.

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma tweeted, “Thoughts and prayers with Sri Lanka. Such a beautiful country.” South African cricketer Dale Steyn said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone local and foreign effected by these despicable barbaric acts.”

Sri Lankan cricketers also took to Twitter express their thoughts. Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne tweeted, “Please be patient – We must be strong but calm we are a country of great resilience…”. Angelo Mathews urged people to ‘put away differences and get together at this crucial time to look after one another’. Former Sri Lanka cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena also expressed their sadness on these horrendous attacks in which many people have died.

Here are some of tweets from cricketers around the globe :-

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