In the footage he said his name and claimed to be a white, 28-year-old Australian-born man, the New Zealand Herald said. "Our thoughts and honest condolences go out to the families and friends of those affected by this horrendous incident in Christchurch", Richardson said. "Again both teams and support staff groups are safe", the Black Caps tweeted.
On Friday, the bus carried 17 members of the team with Liton Das, Nayeem Hasam and spin bowling coach and former India spinner Sunil Joshi staying back at the hotel.
".please keep us in your prayers", he tweeted.
Had they arrived a few minutes earlier they would have been inside the mosque, where at least 30 people were killed by a gunman with an automatic rifle.
"Alhamdulillah Allah saved us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque". When they went to a nearby mosque from the Stadium in Christchurch to offer their Friday prayers, all they could see was bloodshed and extreme violence.
The team's high performance analyst, Shrinivas Chandrasekaran, said the team narrowly escaped the shooting, while Mushfiqur Rahim, the captain of the team, said they were "extremely lucky" to have survived. Heartbeats pumping badly and panic everywhere!' he said.
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Apparently, the Bangladesh players emerged from the team bus and started "running" towards the Hagley Park which is adjacent to the Oval. The mayor of Christchurch, Lianne Dalziel stated that it is a bolt from the blue for the people and it could not be expected for a country like New Zealand.
"The players and support staff are thanking us journalists for delaying their departure for the Mosque".
"We are shocked and appalled, as I'm sure all New Zealanders are", he added.
'They were on the bus, which was just pulling up to the mosque when the shooting begun. Some of the players wanted to help the distressed woman, but just then they saw a horde of petrified worshippers pouring out of the mosque, some of them covered in blood.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the incident and called it a terrorist attack. I made a decision to go to the mosque with the other team members, and later, we all could assemble at the grounds.
"Our heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims and our thoughts are with them at this time of grave tragedy", the statement said.
I start running towards the main road, when a lady, also heading out in her vehicle, asks if I need a ride.