Cricketers mourn Sri Lanka blasts victims

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Tamim Iqbal, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shoaib AkhtarThe cricketers worldwide have strongly condemned the coordinated blasts at several locations in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, which have so far killed 207 people and injured more than 450 others.

Following the attack, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, tweeted condoling the deadly attack with a hashtag, #PrayforSriLanka.

“It has left me numb after hearing of so many deaths due to bomb blasts in various parts of Sri Lanka. Such brutal act has no place in this world, and will not replace our sense of love and humanity,” reads Tamim’s tweet..

South African batsman AB de Villiers also condemned the ghastly attack as saying, “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.”

India batting great Sachin Tendulkarþ tweeted, “Saddened to hear about the terror attacks in various parts of Sri Lanka. Strongly condemn these acts of terror. Hatred and violence will never overpower love, kindness and compassion.”Kohli

Former Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar, tweeted, “þMy 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,” Shoaib added.

India captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina also sent their condolences to the victims..

"Shocked to hear the news coming in from Sri Lanka. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. #PrayForSriLanka," Kohli tweeted.

Rohit also condemned the heinous attack as he tweeted, "Thoughts and prayers with Sri Lanka. Such a beautiful country."

Suresh Raina tweeted, "Devastated to hear about the attacks in Sri Lanka. It's a brutal act of inhumanity. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."

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