Stone pelting at Aussie bus in Guwahati

Stone pelting at Aussie bus in Guwahati

Guwahati: Two youngsters were on Wednesday arrested by the Gorchuk Police here in association with a stone-pelting incident on the Australian team bus after the second T20 match against India on Tuesday night.

In a similar incident, a small rock or stone was thrown at the Australian team's bus in September in Chittagong during their two-Test series against Bangladesh. Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said the incident was not reflective of the security measures. He said that the Indian fans have been great to the Australian team and that it is unfair that one person has to spoil the experience for Guwahati, where an global cricket match was being hosted only for the second time. He talked about how Australian team and Federation Internationale de Football Association authorities are content with the security in the country and India will always remain a graceful host. Australia won the second T20I at Guwahati and were travelling back to the hotel when this happened.

He also spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal about the incident. "Personal security of visiting athletes & teams is extremely important for us", he wrote on Twitter. We strongly condemn it. Vow to take the strictest action against the culprits. Finch had tweeted an image of the broken window from inside the bus and stated that it was because a rock had been thrown through it. Zampa said that it was a "disappointing" incident but none of the players was rattled by it.

"Really unfortunate incident after a great game aimed to tarnish Guwahati's reputation as emerging sports hub". "Investigation is on full swing & Police have already picked up 2 suspects". But after a memorable win, the visitors' players got a scare when a rock, reported to be a size of a cricket ball, was thrown at their bus by some miscreant.

The David Warner-led Australia beat India by eight wickets to level the three-match T20 series at 1-1.

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