15 March 2019 was the darkest day in the history of New Zealand. A terrorist attack happened in the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch. As a result of the shooting incident, 49 people lost their lives.
The Bangladesh cricket team where present at the scene and narrowly escaped the tragedy. As a result this has sent shock waves across the world and everyone has expressed their grief.
Khaled Mashud, the team manager of Bangladesh, confirmed that the team narrowly missed death by three to four minutes. As a result the final Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand was cancelled. The match was scheduled to be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
Bangladesh players like Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim later tweeted about the well-being of others. The video analyst of the Bangladeshi team described the horrors of Christchurch shooting.
The Bangladesh players were escorted to the stadium’s dressing room and were locked to keep them safe. New Zealand’s Prime Minister termed the day as the ‘the darkest phase in the country’s history’. The attacker is identified as Brendan Tarrant.
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Gambhir blames everyone
Meanwhile former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir blames everyone and the media for the Christchurch shooting. Gambhir believes that the media always misleads these type of incidents for a political cause. As a result this creates a totally different scenario than the actual one.
He also protested against the way the Muslims are being perceived. He believes that this is deliberately done in order to gain attention. Moreover he also said that ‘secularism’ is the best part in a country’s democracy.
In a tweet, Gambhir wrote, “A big part of d blame for Christchurch killings should rest with us & d “Propaganda” Media. We had conveniently branded Muslims as oppressive to gain applause from d majority of d Indian gallery on social media & get TV ratings. For me secularism is the best thing about democracy,”