Christchurch Shooting: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson reacted on the mosque attack that took place earlier in the day. He joined other cricketers in condemning the attack. It seems Williamson is still struggling to figure out what exactly happened. He says that he has never felt the need for love in their country more. He sends his love to the victims, their family and friends and also the Muslim community. His post read, “Like the rest of New Zealand, I am struggling to understand what has happened today. The need for love in our country has never been higher and I send all of mine to the victims, their family and friends, the Muslim community and every other heartbroken New Zealander. Let’s come together.” Also Read - Ben Lister Becomes First Coronavirus Substitute After Mark Champan Falls Ill During Plunket Shield
Meanwhile, other cricketers also condemned the attack which claimed the lives of 49 people and left many more injured. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called it a ‘black day’. The attack also meant that the final Test between hosts New Zealand and Bangladesh got canceled.
Earlier, the incident took place when the Bangladeshi cricketers were on their way to the local mosque to offer their Friday prayers when a lady informed them about what was happening inside the mosque. The cricketers were frightened and they immediately took the team bus to the hotel.
“We are offering support to all those within the teams affected by the situation and are continuing to take advice from authorities on the ground,” said NZC CEO David White.