Atif Azam • Final up to date on Sat, 16 Mar, 2019, 12:26 AM
The ultimate Check was referred to as off. © Getty
Following the horrific capturing incident in Christchurch on Friday after which the third Check between New Zealand and Bangladesh was referred to as off, Mominul Haque shared the ordeal the group went by way of with Cricbuzz.
We got here out after lunch. We have been alleged to do have coaching at 2:00 PM and so we have been anticipated to achieve at 1:30. We have been barely late due to Riyad [Mahmudullah] bhai’s press convention. As a result of presser we got here out after 10 minutes. Mushfiqur bhai, Taijul and I normally at occasions play soccer amongst us within the dressing room, most likely we obtained delayed by one or two minutes resulting from that too. After we reached the Mosque we noticed everybody mendacity down. A girl got here out speaking on the telephone insisting us to not go inside. One other girl from the automotive did the identical and shouted ‘do not go inside somebody is capturing’. We understood the gravity of the incident.
We have been sitting contained in the bus for round 5 to 10 minutes. At that time Pilot bhai [manager] was speaking with somebody on the telephone. Tamim bhai got here from behind and we requested the motive force to open the window we noticed a number of our bodies scattered throughout. We determined to open the again door of the bus and got here again to the bottom by way of the park. Had we reached 5 minutes earlier we might have been contained in the mosque and everybody would have been completed. It’s the grace of almighty that we reached there 5 minutes later.
Had we obtained contained in the mosque then we might have sat within the again row and that man would not have saved any of us alive. He simply began capturing with out sparing anybody, simply undergo the video of the incident. We have been so scared and we began crying contained in the bus. Whereas we have been within the midst of the disaster, we requested the motive force to go backwards however he denied saying that it isn’t potential as that wasn’t instructed. Most likely I used to be on the second or third row together with Mushfiqur bhai. We noticed from the bus everybody popping out of the mosque and mendacity down on the ground. Their physique was lined with blood. We had prayed in the identical mosque earlier after we have been on Christchurch.
Yesterday Riad bhai requested whether or not we might have our lunch after the prayer or getting back from the prayer. At that time we determined that because the apply is scheduled after Jumma prayer we might have lunch after getting back from the mosque. However we one way or the other altered that plan and went to the mosque after finishing the lunch and possibly we have been saved resulting from it. I can’t specific in phrases how scared we have been at that time of time. You can not think about what it takes to see such horrendous incidents in entrance of your individual eyes.
We have been crying simply being afraid. Mainly we’re all alive resulting from that girl from the automotive who requested us to not go wherever. Initially when the primary girl got here out and warned us, we thought she was sick as a result of we by no means believed something like that may occur in New Zealand however when the lady from the automotive by way of the window cautioned us saying that her automotive additionally obtained hit by a bullet we understood we have been in for arduous occasions.