The cricket fraternity expressed grief over the ‘brutal act of inhumanity’ and sent their condolences following the multiple bomb blasts that killed at least 137 on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.
Over 400 people got injured during the blasts that took place at three churches and three hotels on Sunday morning.
As per local reports, the blasts in hotels and churches in different parts of the country occurred at around 8.45 am (local time) even as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress in churches.
Cricketing world came together to express their anguish over the attack:
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. 🙏🏻 #SriLanka
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 21, 2019
Devastated to hear about the attacks in Srilanka. It’s a brutal act of inhumanity. My thoughts & prayers with the victims & families!
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 21, 2019
Thoughts and prayers with Sri Lanka. Such a beautiful country.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 21, 2019
Deeply saddened by the terrible attacks in #SriLanka .My sincere prayers with the people of Sri Lanka in this very difficult time.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 21, 2019
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) April 21, 2019
Thoughts and prayers with the people of #SriLanka in this crisis.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 21, 2019
Gutted to be reading the news this morning.
Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Sri Lanka, such a beautiful country with the most wonderful people.
Truly shocking 💔😢
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) April 21, 2019
No!!! Awfully sad news coming from Sri Lanka. Beautiful country & wonderful people. So sad 😞🇱🇰💔
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) April 21, 2019
Shocked to hear the news coming in from Sri Lanka. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. #PrayForSriLanka
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 21, 2019
I am shocked and saddened by these despicable acts of barbarism.
My heart breaks for the victims and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I would like to extend my love and… https://t.co/BkZWiXDz2e
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) April 21, 2019
Very sad day for all of us in SL.. After 10 years of peace we see inhumane attaks on inocent again. While condeming and praying for the lost its time for us to stay calm and unite. Proud… https://t.co/IVD9qYdLO8
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) April 21, 2019
Shocked and saddened to hear the news of the Sri Lanka bombings. All my prayers and thoughts for people of Srilanka.
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) April 21, 2019
Shocking news coming out of Sri Lanka this morning. My thoughts are with those effected.
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) April 21, 2019
No no no – sad to hear about the news coming out of Sri Lanka. Thoughts with all those affected. There’s already enough suffering in the world to create more…with no regard for human life. This barbarity needs to stop.
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) April 21, 2019
Deeply saddened by the heartbreaking news that has come out of #SriLanka. My prayers go out to the people of Sri Lanka. Stay united, stay strong.🙏🏻
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) April 21, 2019
Shocking to wake up to this news! Such a beautiful and welcoming country, the people of Sri Lanka do not deserve this. Thinking of @OfficialSLC and all those affected. 🇱🇰❤️
— Laura Marsh (@lauramarsh7) April 21, 2019
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) April 21, 2019
“No matter where we come from, there is one language we can all speak and understand from birth, the language of the heart, love.” 💙
We need to stop killing one another 🛑 https://t.co/KCx70R1Ank
— Megan Schutt (@megan_schutt) April 21, 2019
Terrible news of bombing in Sri Lanka.
Such a wonderful and peaceful country, I honestly can’t believe it.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone local and foreign effected by these despicable barbaric acts.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) April 21, 2019
Sad to hear such devastating news from Sri Lanka… our thoughts are with all those family’s affect 😢
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) April 21, 2019
Shattered with this news coming from Sri Lanka #SriLankaBlast prayers are with Sri Lanka & People 🙏
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 21, 2019