"They were on the bus, which was just pulling up to the mosque when the shooting begun", he told Reuters via Twitter. Players and team support staff meant to pray at the mosque before continuing to the ground to join teammates and coaching staff.
New Zealand Cricket said they had chosen to cancel the test, which was the final match of the tour, after discussions with the BCB.
As with the Sri Lanka players in Lahore exactly a decade ago, the Mahmudullahs ducked till possibly a lull in the shooting brought the realisation that they could end up as sitting ducks in the team bus. Everyone is taken inside the players' dressing room where they get to sit finally.
Friday afternoon turned out to be a moment of absolute horror for the people offering prayers at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch after some gunmen opened fire at the venues.
"There were bodies all over me", he said. "We ask all mosques nationally to shut their doors, and advise that people refrain from visiting these premises until further notice".
New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said there had been a "joint decision" to call off the third test, which had been scheduled to start on Saturday in Christchurch.
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Having narrowly escaped a terror attack in a mosque that claimed 49 lives, a traumatised Bangladesh cricket team returned home with players stating that it will take some time for the normalcy to return.
Batsman and record run-scorer Tamin Iqbal tweeted that he and his teammates had been saved from "active shooters", describing the experience as "frightening". "I spoke to one of them shortly after (the incident)", Mario Villavarayen, the team's strength and conditioning coach told New Zealand Herald.
Pakistan Embassy in New Zealand is continuously in contact with the local administration.
Seemingly to be the last player to get onboard the plane, Mushfiqur Rahim was interviewed by Xinhua News Agency.
"It was very sad, what happened yesterday was very unfortunate and the worst part was we were watching all those things happening".
Leading New Zealand players voiced their shock at what took place with captain Kane Williamson posting in Instagram: "Like the rest of New Zealand, I am struggling to understand what has happened today".
Team manager Khaled Mashud said the tourists were "very lucky" not to be caught up in the incident and their Test against New Zealand was subsequently cancelled.