Rohit Sharma Calls New Zealand Mosque Mass Shooting ‘Heartbreaking’
With New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calling the recent attack inside two mosques in Christchurch, as one of the ‘darkest days’ for its country, many cricketers including Team India skipper Virat Kohli has expressed anguish for the loss of precious lives during the congregational prayers. His deputy in limited-overs cricket Rohit Sharma has termed it ‘heartbreaking’ incident while questioning the ‘humanity’.
“Heartbreaking news coming out from New Zealand. What’s happened to humanity?” Rohit tweeted.
In two separate mosques of Christchurch 49 were shot dead by a gun-wielding Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant. Moreover, 48 were left injured on Friday afternoon when the attack unfolded.
Kiwis bowler Mitchell McClenaghan is distraught over the despicable attack which has taken over dozens of lives in Christchurch.
McClenaghan maintained that we humans are ‘one’ and he has subsequently failed to understand how such ‘hatred’ could lead to devastation.
Still struggling to comprehend why… we are all one people… I don’t understand how such hatred can manifest itself like this disgusting…
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) March 15, 2019
According to the New Zealand media, 41 were killed at the Central Mosque. Also, seven lost their lives at Linwood Mosque with one person succumbing to injuries in a nearby hospital.
The attacker has live streamed the attack while carrying a semi-automatic weapon and explosives in his car. The latest video footage has been widely circulated across social media platforms.
The deadliest attack saw different countries condemning the act including Australia. Also, the attacker who wore a military outfit shoot randomly worshippers at the Al Noor mosque.
The Australian gunman has published an online manifesto which stretched to 16,000 words to rail against immigrants.
Also, members of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team were arriving at the mosque when the attack took place.
In between, the third Test between Kiwis and the Tigers scheduled on Saturday stands cancelled. Following an unfortunate turn of events, ICC has also backed the decision of calling-off the Test match.
Besides, the Kiwis flag is flying at half-mast in the parliament of New Zealand following the horrifying attack.
Here’s Rohit Sharma’s tweet following:
Heartbreaking news coming out from New Zealand. What’s happened to humanity?
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 15, 2019
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