The Bangladesh team were on a bus that was approaching the Al Noor mosque, where 41 people died, on the eve of the third test at nearby Hagley Oval when the shooting began.
"There was a shooting, people came into the mosque during prayers with an automatic rifle and opened fire within the mosque during prayers", she said.
The Bangladesh team, that was in the close vicinity of the attack, narrowly escaped it. They stayed in the bus for eight to 10 minutes before leaving it after sensing danger, according to Mashud.
Bangladesh team's performance analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekaran also gave similar reaction after the incident.
Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal labeled the incident as a "frightening" experience on Twitter. Former Bangladesh global cricketer Sajol Ahmed Chowdhury gave thanks that all the players were safe.
The 19-member team is expected to land in Dhaka on Saturday night, said Rabeed Imam, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) spokesman on Friday. They lost their one-day global series 3-0 and have also lost the three-Test series after New Zealand claimed victory in the opening two matches.
Bangladesh, by the way, have had an otherwise uneventful tour: Lost the three-match ODI series 0-3 and got defeated in the first two Tests.
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"It's been great to be back around the group, they've been really welcoming again and it's nearly like we never left, so everything is on the right track", Smith said.
White said: "This isn't about cricket; it's about something much bigger and much more important than that". "There were 18 of us and it was a terrifying experience because none of us have seen something like this before". "I think everything changes now".
The International Cricket Council (ICC) led the cricketing world in sending their condolences to the families and friends of those affected by the "horrendous incident in Christchurch".
"We are shocked and appalled as I'm sure all New Zealanders are". 'Both teams, staff and match officials are safe'. I think the idea of New Zealand being a safe haven is gone now. "We are working to have any footage removed", the New Zealand police tweeted.
The New Straits Times identified one of the injured as Mr Mohd Tarmizi Shuib, who is a flight simulator operator.
Batsman Mushfiqur Rahim also tweeted, writing: "Alhamdulillah Allah save [sic] us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque.we r [sic] extremely lucky.never want to see this [sic] things happen again.pray for us".