Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed sends his prayers to the victims of Sri Lanka blasts
The world has been mourning the incident and even the cricket fraternity was shocked to hear of it.
Updated - Apr 21, 2019 6:44 pm
As people flocked to the churches in Sri Lanka’s capital city Colombo for the Easter Sunday mass little did they know that it would be their last prayers. Colombo was hit by serial blasts on Sunday, April 21, which included three churches and three five-star hotels and reportedly cost lives of more than 150 people with more than 500 injured. A total of seven blasts have been reported so far and the country is in a state of shock.
The blasts happened in the morning at around 8:45 am and sent the nation and the world in hysteria. As the explosions hit three high-end hotels in Colombo, the death toll may rise. Sri Lankan army has sent 200 troops into the city, while Prime Minister of the country Ranil Wickremesinghe called for an emergency meeting. The country’s defence ministry said that majority of the explosions were suicide bombings and seven people have been held in connection with the decade’s worst terror attack in the nation.
Sarfaraz Ahmed condemns the dastardly attack
The world has been mourning the incident and even the cricket fraternity was shocked to hear of it. Worshippers were targeted at the Kochikade, St Sebastian and Batticaloa churches during the mass. Hotel Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand, and Kingsbury hotel were the spots targeted, in addition to two explosions in the suburb of Orugodawatta and Dehiwala.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan cricket team’s captain, who will lead them in the upcoming ODI series against England in England and then in the ICC World Cup 2019, shared his thoughts on the serial blasts in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka and Pakistan shared a weird connection when it comes to such dastardly attacks. It was a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus in 2009 in Lahore that has halted international cricket in Pakistan for over a decade.
Sarfaraz took to Twitter and posted a message, “Just returned from the training session to hear about the tragic incidents in Colombo. Our prayers are with the people of #srilanka and we stand firmly with them in these difficult times.”
Just returned from the training session to hear about the tragic incidents in Colombo. Our prayers are with the people of #srilanka and we stand firmly with them in these difficult times.
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) April 21, 2019