As it is, the world is hit by a fatal pandemic, to make matters worse for residents of West Bengal, Sunderbans and Odisha, they have been hit by a vicious super cyclone named ‘Amphan’.
The devastation caused by the hurricane on Wednesday is being documented on social media since the morning.
Watching the disturbing visuals coming from the Eastern part of the country, Indian cricketers joined in solidarity to offer their condolences for the victims of the natural disaster.
Reportedly, as many as 14 million lives have been disrupted in the North 24 Paraganas and South 24 Paraganas in the absence of electricity and mobile network, to make matters complex, in the presence of an ongoing battle against COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the worst-hit cyclone in West Bengal since 1999. Trees were seen uprooted, network coverage has been disrupted, the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport lied submerged in water, and several households have been demolished.
As soon as the wild storm hit the shores, the hashtag ‘Pray for West Bengal and ‘Cyclone Amphan’ immediately went trending.
Indian captain Virat Kohli registered his sympathies for the victims of Super Cyclone by tweeting, “My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by #CycloneAmphan in Odisha and West Bengal. May God protect everyone out there and hope things get better soon #PrayForWestBengal.”
Even KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, VVS Laxman and many others joined the bandwagon to pour in their sympathies for the victims of the calamity.
Here’s how prominent entities in Indian cricketing fraternity reacted:
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 21, 2020
Praying for everyone affected by #AmphanSuperCyclone
Condolences to families of the victims who lost their lives. 🙏
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) May 21, 2020
My thoughts go out to everyone affected by the #AmphanCyclone
Condolences to the families who lost their loved ones, may god give them strength.
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) May 21, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Eastern India as they weather the impact of #CycloneAmphan. We are going through a very challenging time and I pray for everyone's safety.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 21, 2020
Cyclone Amphan .. Lets Pray !! pic.twitter.com/zPYjpAisxx
— Madan Lal (@MadanLal1983) May 21, 2020
To my brothers and sisters in Bengal and Odisha, please stay strong. My heartfelt prayers for this to tide over quickly and for everyone to be safe. #CycloneAmphan
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 20, 2020
Praying for everyone's safety and well being in West Bengal and Odisha. My condolences to the family members who lost their loved ones in this tragic time. 🙏
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) May 21, 2020
My condolences to the families who lost their loved ones due to the #AmphanCyclone. In these difficult moments, praying for the safety of everyone in West Bengal and Odisha.
— Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) May 21, 2020
My thoughts are with Bengal & Odisha & our brave people there amidst the threat of this super cyclone #Amphan! These are truly troubled times for our country!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 20, 2020