Rock Thrown at Australian Team's Bus After T20 Win Over India


When the victorious visitors were on the way back to the hotel, a rock was hurled at the team bus, shattering the glass.

Cricket Australia s news site said no one was hurt when the window was broken by a rock roughly the size of a cricket ball, but the Australian players were "understandably shaken up".

At the instruction of the chief minister, the DGP Sahay along with the chief secretary V K Pipersania and state sports minister N K Doley met the Australian cricket team at their hotel to take stock of the incident. Aus team & Federation Internationale de Football Association are content w/those.

Guwahati, a city mostly imbibed with football fever, welcomed back global cricket after an eight year long hiatus at the newly inaugurated Barsapara Cricket stadium on Tuesday.

Holding of worldwide cricket in Guwahati in future has come under serious question because of the incident even as the organiser Assam Cricket Association (ACA) has also lodged a complaint with the police regarding the incident.

Taking to Twitter, Rathore? said that the stone-throwing incident in Guwahati was not reflective of the country's security measures.

"The police have already arrested two persons and are investigating into the matter".

Meanwhile, Assam's Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma apologised for the incident, adding that a strict action would be taken against the guilty. "Whoever got indulged in the hooliganism did it with the sole objective of defaming Assam & derailing its journey towards the top. the culprits will face the full force of the law & given exemplary punishment". Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch posted a photo of a shattered window on a bus on Twitter.

He wrote, "The stone thrown at the Aussie team bus shows us in bad light, let's all act more responsibly".

If Australia can win Saturday's series decider in Hyderabad, it will salvage an unlikely victory after being comfortably beaten 4-1 in the ODIs.