The whole cricket fraternity have expressed grief on the dreadful incident that happened on the mosque in Christchurch on Friday. Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed came out to condemn the attack, he took to Twitter expressing his sympathies for those who have suffered.
“So sad to hear of the New Zealand mosque Attack 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 Bangladesh cricket team are safe,” he wrote on his officail Twitter handle.
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
The flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi wrote on his official Twitter handle that Terrorism has no religion!
Horrifying tragedy #Christchurch. I found NZ one of safest, most peaceful places, people are friendly. Spoke to Tamim big relief B’desh squad/staff is safe. World must together! stop hatred!Terrorism has no religion! Prayers for bereaved families. May Allah bless the departed.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 15, 2019
Meanwhile, other notable cricket stars from Pakistan have also reacted on the horrifying incident.
Sad to know about terrorist attack in #ChristchurchMosqueShooting , Prayers & thoughts with families of Martyrs & victims , Ya Allah Madad , Terrorism has no boundaries , we all need to stay together to overcome this Global issue
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) March 15, 2019
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) March 15, 2019
I have found NewZealanders to be the most empathetic & compassionate.We need to remember that such individuals donot represent any country or religion when they choose this path.
They just spread fear, cause pain & hurt.
Prayers for the shaheeds & their families.#MosqueAttack
— Sana Mir ثناء میر (@mir_sana05) March 15, 2019
The Bangladesh cricket team narrowly avoided being caught up in a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on Friday that left 49 people dead and forced the cancellation of a test match against hosts New Zealand.