Afridi-Kohli sends message to Bangladesh cricket
A few minutes after they were blocked from getting off the bus, the players got away and went through Hagley Park.
The Bangladesh players, who were “very shaken” at that time even asked passers-by not to go any further on Deans Avenue. They made it back to Hagley Oval where they are at present secured down their changing area, as the director Khaled Mashud is in contact with both NZC and the BCB.
A great part of the training staff was back in the team hotel while the head mentor Steve Rhodes was at the ground. Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan were likewise back in the lodging and have been reached, and advised to remain back at the hotel.
A shooter apparently started shooting at the mosque, with the previous leader of the Muslim Association of Canterbury Mohammed Jama saying a man with a firearm went into the mosque about 1.40pm on Friday.
Meanwhile, Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi informed via twitter that he has contacted with Tamim Iqbal and ensured that everyone is safe.
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
#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,” Afridi tweeted.
Here are some other tweets from the cricketers –
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
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 https://t.co/prUfTZi96N
— Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) March 15, 2019
Heartbreaking news coming out from New Zealand. What’s happened to humanity?
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 15, 2019
My God.. what the hell has happened in New Zealand???!!! Just horrendous…a disgusting, cowardly act of terrorism by the lowest forms of human life – those who think their skin colour gives them a greater right to exist than anyone else.
You despicable white supremacist vermin.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 15, 2019
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. 🙏🏻
So sad to see what happened @christchuch …Praying for the victims and families 🙏🏻
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) March 15, 2019
Shocked to hear about the shootings in Christchurch. My heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families who have lost loved ones. Thoughts prayers and love with all the people affected by this tragic incident. Wishing the injured a full and speedy recovery.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) 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
Very shocked to hear about the shooting at Christchurch in New Zealand. Thoughts with the affected families.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 15, 2019
Deeply shocked to hear about the Christchurch attack. Praying for the families who have lost their loved ones.
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) March 15, 2019
Deeply saddened by the shameful act in Christchurch, Thoughts & prayers with everyone affected..
— Manish Pandey (@im_manishpandey) 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