Indian sports fraternity condemned the Sri Lanka Terror attack in which over 160 people lost their lives on the occasion of Easter.
The multiple bomb blast in three churches and hotels each on Sunday caused a lot of stir as according to reports almost 450 people got injured.
Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli was among others who took to Twitter to share their grief over the horrific incident.
"Shocked to hear the news coming in from Sri Lanka. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. #PrayForSriLanka," Kohli tweeted.
Shocked to hear the news coming in from Sri Lanka. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. #PrayForSriLanka— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 21, 2019
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar also took to social to condemn the act of terror and tweeted, "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."
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— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 21, 2019
Indian Tennis ace Sania Mirza expresses his sadness on Twitter and posted, "What is happening to this world, may God help us all .. really .. #SriLanka."
What is happening to this world 😞😞May God help us all .. really .. #SriLanka— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 21, 2019
Apart from Indian sportspersons some overseas players also denounced the act of terror.
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen was heartbroken with the incident and posted on his personal Twitter account, "My Word! #SriLanka, the most beautiful country with the most wonderful people, completely heartbreaking."
My Word! #SriLanka— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 21, 2019
The most beautiful country with the most wonderful people.
Completely heartbreaking! 💔😥
Thoughts with everyone affected by the awful attacks in Sri Lanka .. Such a wonderful country with great people ..— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 21, 2019
The blasts targetted St Anthony's Church in Colombo, St Sebastian's Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and another church in the eastern town of Batticaloa around 8.45 am (local time) as the Easter Sunday mass were in progress, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.
Minutes after my Easter wishes,horrific news comes from Sri Lanka. Over 700 dead & injured. Shocked, angered, hurt. It's a time of bereavement for us all. A time of pain, introspection.A time to rise above such targeted hate.Many many prayers for familes uprooted, souls departed— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) April 21, 2019
Thoughts and prayers with Sri Lanka. Such a beautiful country.— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 21, 2019
Shocked and saddened to hear the news of the Sri Lanka bombings. All my prayers and thoughts for people of Srilanka.— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) April 21, 2019