Manchester terror strikes: Virat Kohli heartbroken, Chris Gayle ‘very sad’

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli, who will soon travel to England to defend the ICC Champions Trophy, said he was heartbroken to hear the news of the deadly bomb blast in Manchester as people began leaving a concert given by Ariana Grande. A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and wounded 59 at a packed concert hall in the English city of Manchester in what Prime Minister Theresa May called a sickening act targeting children and young people. Kohli, one of the most popular cricketers in the world, tweeted to express his condolences.I wish a lot of courage & strength to all those affected in the Manchester Bombings last night. Heartbreaking to hear the sad news.- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 23, 2017Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Chris Gayle said his thoughts and prayers went out to Manchester after the ghastly attack.Thoughts and prayers goes out to Manchester! ???????? #VerySad- Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) May 23, 2017Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab pacer Sandeep Sharma condemned the “cruel act” and expressed his solidarity with the people of Manchester.Love and prayers #Manchester Heartbreaking to see such cruel acts. Can only imagine what you must be going through.- Sandeep sharma (@sandeep25a) May 23, 2017Meanwhile, in the wake of the deadly terror attack, the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI) on Tuesday wrote to International Cricket Council (ICC) expressing concern over the safety of its national players heading into the Champions Trophy, which begins on June 1 at the Oval. India begin their campaign on June 4 against Pakistan. ICC has responded to BCCI’s concerns and the Indian board said the team’s schedule remained unchanged as of now.advertisementlast_img read more