(Image source from: Twitter.com/AaronFinch5)
Team Australia Cricket Bus Attacked With Stone In Guhawati:- The Australia’s cricket squad experienced a scare after a stone was thrown at their bus on its return to a city hotel from the Barsapara Cricket stadium in Guhawati.
After Australia defeated India by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I), the incident took place on Tuesday night. Luckily, no player got injured as the nearest seat to the window pane remain unoccupied. But, this raised a question mark on the Assam Cricket Association and State Police’s security arrangement for the match at the newly constructed Barsapara stadium.
Senior batsman, Aaron Finch was the first one to post a picture of the damaged window pane on his twitter account. He further admitted that they were scared.
Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!! pic.twitter.com/LBBrksaDXI— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) October 10, 2017
“Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!” Finch posted on his official twitter handle.
“We made every attempt to ensure a foolproof security but don’t know how this happened. It was near the team hotel and not at the crowded street near the stadium,” said Assam Cricket Association secretary Pradip Buragohain.
“The police have already arrested two persons and are investigating into the matter. I can assure that such incident won't occur in future again. There will be a thick security cover when the Australian team leaves for Hyderabad,” he added.
The incident was condemned by senior India player, Ravichandran Ashwin and further urged fans to show more responsibility.
“The stone thrown at the Aussie team bus shows us in bad light, let’s all act more responsibly. A vast majority of us are capable of that,” Ashwin tweeted.
The stone thrown at the Aussie team bus shows us in bad light, let's all act more responsibly. A vast majority of us are capable of that.— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) October 11, 2017
Team Australia also witnessed a similar incident during their tour of Bangladesh the previous month. The first international match was hosted by the Barsapara stadium on Tuesday.