On Sunday, the world was left in shock on hearing the news of American basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash. The father-daughter duo was among the nine people who died in the crash in Calabasas, California.
People on social media are paying their tributes to the legendary basketball player who has given us many memorable moments while playing for his side.
The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli also took to his Instagram and paid rich tributes to the legendary basketball player. In his post, Virat Kohli expressed how he used to wake up early to watch the legendary basketball player, Kobe Bryant do magic on the basketball court. Virat wrote:
“Absolutely devastated to hear this news today. So many childhood memories of waking up early and watching this magician doing things on the court that I would be mesmerized by. Life is so unpredictable and fickle. His daughter Gianna passed away too in the crash. Iam absolutely Heartbroken. Rest in peace. Strength and condolences to the family ?”
Here, check out the Instagram post:
The Indian head coach, Ravi Shastri also took to his Twitter and paid tributes to the legend. He wrote:
“Absolutely devastated by the tragic news of Kobe Bryant and his daughter. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans across the globe”
Here, check out his Tweet:
Absolutely devastated by the tragic news of Kobe Bryant and his daughter. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans across the globe #KobeBryantRIP #KobeForever #Kobe pic.twitter.com/gPQcfDehUl
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) January 27, 2020
From Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Vivin Richards to many other cricketers, the complete cricket fraternity are paying the heart touching tributes to Kobe Bryant and his daughter. Here check out some of the tweets:
Like everyone, I’m stunned, shocked and saddened to hear the horrific news about Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter who died in a helicopter crash. Thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this extremely sad time ! #RIPKobeBryant
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 26, 2020
Shocked to hear that Kobe Bryant has passed away ! Such a great basketball player has just gone like this , makes us realise life is so vulnerable . RIP legend ?
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 26, 2020
Sir Vivin Richards:
A true legend of the sporting world!
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) January 26, 2020
Saddened to hear about the tragic demise of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna & others on-board the helicopter.
My condolences to his family, friends and fans across the world. #KobeBryant pic.twitter.com/N8B4Tcr4KU
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 27, 2020
A true sporting icon. RIP Kobe, Gianna and all the victims of helicopter crash. pic.twitter.com/gAySYREnLU
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 27, 2020