Virat Kohli described the terror attack in Christchurch on Friday as ‘shocking’, ‘tragic’ and ‘cowardly’ while expressing solidarity with the Bangladesh cricket team, who were close to the spot but escaped unharmed.
Taking to Twitter, the Indian cricket captain wrote,” 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.”
Over 40 persons were killed after mass shootings at two mosques filled with devotees during afternoon prayers. Four persons, three men and a woman, have been held for the attack.
The Bangladesh cricket team, which has been in New Zealand for the last one month, escaped the attack by a whisker. The players were apparently about to enter the mosque when the attack took place.
Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim were among those who tweeted about their horrifying experience.
The Bangladesh cricket team announced that all the players are safe and that the third test, set to start from Saturday, has been cancelled.