Cricketers from all around the world sent their thoughts out to Sri Lanka, which was shaken on Sunday by a series of eight bomb blasts on high-end hotels and churches on the festival of Easter that killed at least 160 and injured more than 500 people.
Pakistan’s former captain, Shahid Afridi said that he is deeply hurt by the loss of human lives in result of this terrorist attack.
A tragic event in #SriLanka & deeply hurt by the loss of human life in the horrific terrorist attack in #SriLankaBlasts. My deep condolences & prayers for my brothers & sisters. Humanity will rise & together we will defeat all terrorists.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 21, 2019
Pakistan’s former fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar also felt devastated by the news of these attacks.
My heart bleeds on hearing about the devastating attack on hotels & churches on Easter in Sri Lanka.
Its a country of beautiful & loving people. Have visited several times with Pakistan team and otherwise as well. Lots of love, prayers & best wishes. #SriLanka pic.twitter.com/icagB0Ls1r
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 21, 2019
The wicketkeeper-batsman, Kamran Akmal condemned the act of terrorism.
I strongly condemn the #SriLankaAttacks. Many were killed This is totally brutal & unacceptable. We firmly believe in peaceful universe My thoughts are with the victims & their families. #PrayForPeace #PrayForSriLanka
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) April 21, 2019
Australia’s limited-overs captain, Aaron Finch sent his prayers to the country and the victims.
Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the senseless and horrific attacks in Sri Lanka! #prayforsrilanka
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) April 21, 2019
The legendary spinner, Australia’s Shane Warne also tweeted for Sri Lanka.
Thinking of all my friends in Sri Lank at this very sad time. Still can’t believe people would do such horrific and cowardly acts to so many innocent people – sending lots of love & praying for everyone ! https://t.co/KuRu2dcfMz
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) April 21, 2019
South African batting maestro, AB de Villiers said that the only way of fighting this is through love, hope and salvation.
Very sad to see this!!! Thoughts and prayers with everyone affected in any way. Tough to find words, cause our world seems to be in turmoil, so much hate around. Reading my Bible on this Easter morning, the only way to keep fighting this is with love, hope and salvation. #love https://t.co/CFbs6Syhql
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) April 21, 2019
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is also shocked with the saddening news.
Shocked to hear the news coming in from Sri Lanka. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. #PrayForSriLanka
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 21, 2019
There have been no immediate claims for accepting the responsibility of these attacks.