Cyclone Amphan: 'May God protect everyone' - Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Kuldeep, Laxman pray for safety of those affected

WION Web Team New Delhi, India May 21, 2020, 12.27 PM(IST)

Cyclone Amphan: 'May God protect everyone' - Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Kuldeep, Laxman pray for safety of those affected Photograph:( AFP )

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As photographs and videos from the aftermath of cyclone Amphan emerged on social media on Thursday morning, Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav and former cricketer VVS Laxman took to social media platform Twitter to pray for the safety of those affected from the super cyclone. 

When the entire world was battling the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, super cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc West Bengal, Odisha and parts of Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people while leaving behind devastating scenes from the Amphan-hit areas. As photographs and videos from the aftermath of cyclone Amphan emerged on social media on Thursday morning, Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav and former cricketer VVS Laxman took to social media platform Twitter to pray for the safety of those affected from the super cyclone. 

"My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by #CycloneAmphan in Odisha and West Bengal. May God protect everyone out there and hope things get better soon. #PrayForWestBengal," Kohli tweeted.

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"Praying for everyone affected by #AmphanSuperCyclone. Condolences to families of the victims who lost their lives," wrote Rahul on the micro-blogging platform.

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Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav paid condolences to the affected families in the cyclone Amphan: "My thoughts go out to everyone affected by the #AmphanCyclone Condolences to the families who lost their loved ones, may God give them strength," he wrote.

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Whereas, Laxman wrote: “My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Eastern India as they weather the impact of #CycloneAmphan. We are going through a very challenging time and I pray for everyone's safety.”

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Since the cyclone Amphan entered West Bengal, people have been left without electricity and communication. And looking at the aftermath of Amphan, it is going to take a couple of days to get the entire picture clear. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday evening termed Amphan as “a bigger disaster than COVID-19”.

The situation surrounding COVID-19 in West Bengal has made things even trickier for authorities to work on the evacuation and restoration process.