Sarfaraz Ahmed prays for Bangladesh team’s safety after Christchurch terror attack
The shooters came armed with improvised explosive devices.
Updated - Mar 15, 2019 1:10 pm
On Friday, New Zealand was gripped in fear and in shock as a mosque in Christchurch was attacked by shooters. Local reports confirm that there have been multiple deaths following shooting at mosques and a hospital in Christchurch.
Scary news was that the Bangladeshi players too escaped narrowly and as a result of the incident, the third Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh was canceled and the Bangladeshi team returned home. New Zealand Cricket confirmed the news of the cancellation of the game on Twitter while stating the players and the staff members are safe.
Bangladeshi players escape unhurt in a close call
The Bangladeshi players including opener Tamim Iqbal had gone to the Al Noor Mosque for the Friday prayers, but as the shooting began, were not allowed to leave the bus. The panicked players along with some staff members then decided to leave the bus and walked straight to the Hagley Oval where they were locked inside the dressing room.
The whole Christchurch was put under lockdown and the players and support staff who were in the hotel were asked not to leave their rooms. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern termed it one of New Zealand’s darkest days. She also announced that 40 people have been killed, and at least 20 injured in two mosques-incidents.
Sarfaraz Ahmed reacts to the New Zealand tragedy
Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed sent across his prayers to the victims of New Zealand mosque shootings and said that it was a loss of humanity since the attack happened in a place of worship. The shooters came armed with improvised explosive devices and those were disarmed by the New Zealand army later on.
Sarfaraz Ahmed wrote on Twitter, “So sad to hear of the #NewZealandMosqueAttack In #Christchurch My prayers and thoughts are with the martyrs and their families. Humanity is at a loss, it was a place of worship … thank god the #BangladeshCricketTeam are safe.”
Here is Sarfaraz’s tweet
So sad to hear of the #NewZealandMosqueAttack In #Christchurch
My prayers and thoughts are with the martyrs and their families.
Humanity is at a loss, it was a place of worship …
thank god the #BangladeshCricketTeam are safe.
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) March 15, 2019