What the Bloody Hell is Happening !
Sri Lanka Cricket Team was travelling in their Bus to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for the Test match v/s Pakistan
A group of Terrorists attacked the Bus firing from all sides and injuring several Players….They were equipped with Grenades,Rocket launchers and Kalshinokovs…I am viewing TV Channels and seeing visuals of some of these terrorists firing while escaping…they appear heavily armed and carrying haversacks….Yet they were unsuccessful in detonating the Bus…The Bus was supposed to be Bullet Proof,but was not…..Seven Policemen have lost their lives …As I blog,these terrorists have all escaped…no clue as to who they were…Lahore Police is on their Trail…..Six Lankan Players are injured…Two seriously…It’s 12.30 pm in Mumbai and the attack is yet a developing story….This Bus carrying the Sri Lankan Cricket Team left earlier than the Pakistani Team Bus from their Hotel and were very near the Gaddafi Stadium
Early Media Reports state that Samaraveera has been hit in the Chest and is undergoing surgery…Tharana,Jayawardene,Ajantha Mendis,K Sangakkara and Chaminda Vaas are injured….Fourth Umpire too is undergoing surgery
If you recall after 26/11 The Indian Cricket Team cancelled their planned Cricket tour to Pakistan….Even before the Investigations are over,we had Sri Lanka accept Pakistan’s Invitation to fill in after flip flopping for a while…..Pakistan guaranteed VIP Security for the Cricket Team….Yet It was clearly a political move to send the Sri Lankan Cricket team to tour Pakistan….The Team becomes a pawn in this political game
Pakistan clearly is in a dangerous phase…Internal Security is threatened….It’s a Big Wake up Call to the World….Clearly it will be years before Overseas Players in any Sports Discipline will travel to Pakistan to Play…..It puts the upcoming Cricket World Cup in 2011 in the sub continent in jeopardy of being held.
Sri Lanka has clearly learnt a lesson…it is courageous to be courageous…but it’s foolish to be foolish….Deciding to replace India in Pakistan was a courageous but foolish decision
Sri Lanka is trying to get their whole team back to Colombo on the first flight
This is a Great Tragedy…Arnab Goswami of ‘Times Now’ keeps referring to Pakistan as a banana republic…the danger is that it also has nuclear capability…the danger is that it could get into dangerous wrong hands