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Cricketing Fraternity In Extreme Shock After Terrorist Attack In New Zealand

On 15 March 2019, the day turned out to be a dark day in the history of New Zealand. In Christchurch, a gunman started firing heedlessly inside a mosque that took the lives of a number of people.

The Bangladesh players were also in the city for playing the 3rd 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. In the meantime, the Bangladesh players escaped narrowly.

The players were next scheduled to play the third and final Test against the New Zealanders at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch after tasting defeats the first two encounters. he visiting team’s cricketers, including top-order batsman Tamim Iqbal, had gone to the Al Noor Mosque for Friday Prayers. However, they weren’t allowed to leave the team bus after the shooting began.

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

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

https://twitter.com/MahelaJay/status/1106426357389516800

https://twitter.com/Uz_Khawaja/status/1106454391874293761

https://twitter.com/darensammy88/status/1106484685910224897

 

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