Players express grief over Sri Lanka bombings

New Delhi: The sports fraternity expressed grief over the ‘brutal act of inhumanity’ and expressed their condolences following the multiple bomb blasts that killed at least 137 on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.

“Shocked to hear the news coming in from Sri Lanka. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. #PrayForSriLanka,” the Indian skipper Virat Kohli tweeted.

“Thoughts and prayers with Sri Lanka. Such a beautiful country,” Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma posted on his Twitter account.

“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,” former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.

“Devastated to hear about the attacks in Srilanka. It’s a brutal act of inhumanity. My thoughts & prayers with the victims & families,” Indian cricketer Suresh Raina tweeted.

“What is happening to this world, may God help us all .. really .. #SriLanka,” India’s tennis star Saina Mirza tweeted.

“Shocked and saddened to hear the news of the Sri Lanka bombings. All my prayers and thoughts for people of Srilanka,” Indian cricketer KL Rahul tweeted.

The explosions took place near Kingsbury, Shangri-LA and Cinnamon Grand Hotels in Colombo around 8:45 am (local time).

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