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Here's what Indian skipper Virat Kohli said about New Zealand mosque shooting

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 March 2019, 18:01 IST
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli condemned the shooting at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch that took place this morning. Calling it "shocking and tragic", the Indian captain added that his thoughts were with the Bangladesh cricket team that narrowly escaped the shooting that cut short their New Zealand tour.

Kohli Tweeted, “Shocking and tragic. My heart goes out to the ones affected by this cowardly act at Christchurch. Thoughts with the Bangladesh team as well, stay safe.”


40 people have died and 20 others injured as gunman opened fire in two mosques in New Zealand. The Bangladeshi cricketers escaped the shooting as the gunman opened fire just minutes before they arrived. A Bangladesh cricket team spokesman said that none of the players were hurt. The third Test match has been called-off in wake of the incident.

The Indian team recently lost an ODI series against Australia at home under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. This was team India’s first bilateral ODI loss against Australia since 2009. The preparations for the 12th edition of Indian Premier League is currently on and players are getting ready for the cash rich tournament.

The dates for 2019 edition of Indian Premier League has been announced by the organisers. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will play Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opener on March 23 in Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium.

However, the dates announced are only for first seventeen matches, where each team will play a minimum of 4 matches each while Delhi and Bangalore will play five matches. Every team will play two away and two home matches with Delhi playing three home matches and Bangalore playing three away games.

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First published: 15 March 2019, 18:01 IST