Rock thrown at Australia's team bus, says Finch

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    Australia batsman Aaron Finch has tweeted a picture of their team bus with a broken window, saying a rock had been thrown at the vehicle as they were leaving the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati after the second T20I. No one was hurt in the incident. Police protection around the team hotel was increased in the aftermath.

    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

    According to a report on the Cricket Australia website, no one was seated next to the window where the rock pierced the glass and fell inside the vehicle.* Australia had beaten India by eight wickets with 27 balls to spare and were on their way to the hotel when the incident occurred.

    They had a similar scare in Bangladesh a couple of months ago, with authorities believing street children had thrown something at their bus. The BCB immediately increased security for the Australian team to ensure there were no further mishaps.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/20981317/rock-thrown-australia-team-bus-says-aaron-finch
     
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    Himanta Biswa Sarma, a senior minister in the state government, apologised to the Australian team.

    Our deep apology. People of assam never endorse such behaviour.we will punish the guilty. https://t.co/3IYYSoME0y

    — Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) October 10, 2017
    Union sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore too tweeted about he incident.

    Guwahati stone-throwing incident NOT reflective of our security measures. Aus team & FIFA are content w/those. India remains a graceful host

    — Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) October 11, 2017
    Have spoken to @sarbanandsonwal ji about the Guwahati incident. Personal security of visiting athletes & teams is extremely important for us

    — Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) October 11, 2017
    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condemned the incident.

    Really unfortunate incident after a great game aimed to tarnish Guwahati's reputation as emerging sports hub. We strongly condemn it. (1/8)

    — Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) October 11, 2017
    Vow to take strictest action against the culprits. Investigation is on full swing & Police have already picked up 2 suspects. (2/8)

    — Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) October 11, 2017
    Cricket Australia's news site cricket.com.au said no-one was hurt and nobody was sitting in the seat next to the window when it was broken by the rock "believed to be roughly the size of a cricket ball".

    But the website added that the Australian players were "understandably shaken up by the incident".

    A CA spokesman told AFP "local authorities are investigating and we are satisfied with the levels of security provided".

    The governing body said after the Chittagong incident that it was comfortable with security in Bangladesh.

    The final T20 game will be played in Hyderabad on Friday.

    https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/2nd...cricket-team-bus-after-win-over-india-1761342
     
  3. ComradeVenom
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    Lol these guys go running to india with their dignity stripped away and dance to the tunes of their Indian masters. Now they went off script and won a match the Indians have shown their disapproval.
     
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    Come to Pakistan we will treat you better.
     
  5. Del
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    Aaron Finch tweeted a photo of a broken window pane of the Australian team bus after the second T20I against India on Tuesday. The Australia opener suggested that a ‘rock’ was thrown at the team bus while they were returning from the Barsapara Stadium to the hotel in Guwahati.

    “Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!,” said Finch in his tweet. The BCCI, ICC or Cricket Australia are yet to respond to the incident. Australian captain David Warner later retweeted Finch while Glenn Maxwell liked the post.

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    Australia recorded a comprehensive eight-wicket win over India in the match which levelled the series 1-1 as India had won the first game in Ranchi. The loss in Guwahati marked the end of an eight-match winning streak for India in T20Is against the Australians. This match was also the first international fixture to be held at Guwahati’s Barsapara stadium and the first international cricket match in the city in seven years. But, the city came under a lot of criticism after the stone-throwing incident.

    Australia had played an ODI series before this T20I series and a Test series in February-March earlier this year bit no such incident was reported. Australia captain Steve Smith, who returned home on Sunday due to a shoulder injury, had shared an emotional message for his fans in India saying that it was an “absolute pleasure to be in India.”

    http://indianexpress.com/article/sp...n-at-australian-team-bus-in-guwahati-4884183/
     
  6. Del
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    Wow, is it for real?

    I reckon another day I shining India, #MERA_BHARAT_MAHAN
     
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  7. Mohammed Bilal
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    Pleasure to be in India,How can you be happy when someone picks up a rock at throws it at your window,That rock could have easily been a bullet.Yet they don't come to tour Pakistan.
     
  8. Mohammed Bilal
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    Our Fans are actually humans,Your meant to support good cricket not go violent if your team gets drubbed.
     
  9. Munna
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    It calls for the same old debate again... bomb blasts and rocks thrown in India or England but they continue the tours. Something similar happens around them in Pakistan or SL... they'll pack their bags within an hour.
     
  10. Desi_Joker
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    A completely reprehensible act, but let's not make this into an India vs. Pakistan issue.

    The so called 'fans' who did this should be banned from attending a cricket match if they are identified. Either way, the Indian team and BCCI needs to make a very public announcement condemning this sort of behaviour.
     
  11. Double Agent
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    They should be banned from hosting cricket after this act of svagery.
     
  12. Ghost
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    by law they shouldn't, the incident took place outside the stadium
     
  13. Double Agent
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    lol now they gonna go by 'law' :rolleyes:
     

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