Members of the Bangladesh cricket team have described on social media their narrow escape from a mass shooting at a Christchurch mosque on New Zealand's South Island on Friday. Players and members of the team's coaching staff were reportedly on their bus, approaching the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Hagley Park when the shooting broke out. Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal tweeted entire team got saved from active shooters. Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers.
Performance analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekeran, also on Twitter, said 'Just escaped active shooters. Heartbeats pumping badly and panic everywhere.' Player Mushfiqur Rahim posted 'Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque. We (were) extremely lucky...never want to see this things happen again....pray for us.' Mario Villavarayen, a strength and conditioning coach with the team, told New Zealand media the players did not see the shooter but heard shots. He said they were shaken but unhurt. 'I spoke to one of them shortly after,' Vllavarayen said.