Cricketers Show Sympathy For The Affected After Cyclone Amphan Batters West Bengal, Odisha

Cricketers Show Sympathy For The Affected After Cyclone Amphan Batters West Bengal, Odisha

Cyclone Amphan, cricket players show sympathy for victims
Cyclone Amphan causes destruction in Kolkata. Photo Credit : PIB Kolkata

While India is still fighting with the deadly coronavirus virus, yet another natural calamity has hit the country. Cyclone Amphan has made landfall on Wednesday and caused severe destruction in the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha. So far, 15 deaths have been reported whereas 5200 houses have been destroyed. Meanwhile, cricket fraternity has extended condolences to the families and prayed for the safety of people living there.

Kolkata most affected city:

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Cyclone Amphan causes destruction. Image Credit: Reuters

Kolkata, who was facing the most number of COVID-19 cases in the state, has been adversely affected by ferocious wind and torrential downpour. The city was under lockdown period as 3,103 people have been affected by the infection. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said the devastation was “a bigger disaster than Covid-19”.

Area after area has been ruined. I have experienced a war-like situation today,” Ms Banerjee was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India.

Images of uprooted trees, lampposts and traffic lights, waterlogged streets, vehicles crushed under fallen trees and broken river jetties are being surfaced over the social media.

Moreover, Mobile networks are also not working in some areas, while some areas are facing power cuts.

Virat Kohli, Cyclone Amphan, Tweets
Virat Kohli prays for everyone’s safety. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Cricketer like Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Shubman Gill and others have shown sympathy for the people affected by the dangerous cyclone Amphan.

Here are some of the Tweets from cricketers: