Two men arrested for throwing stone at team bus while returning from stadium The Australia cricket team suffered a scare following their Twenty20 worldwide win over India in Guwahati on Tuesday after a rock was thrown at their team bus, shattering one of the windows, governing body Cricket Australia (CA) said.
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. "India remains a graceful host", Rathore, who replaced Vijay Goel as the Sports Minister earlier this year, tweeted. "There will be a thick security cover when the Australian team leaves for Hyderabad", Assam Cricket Association secretary Pradeep Buragohain told PTI. 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. It all happened after their T20 victory over India in Guwahati. Have spoken to @sarbanandsonwal ji about the Guwahati incident.
"Personal security of visiting athletes & teams is extremely important for us", he tweeted. Vow to take strictest action against the culprits.
Indian Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, an Olympic silver medallist in shooting, said there were tight security arrangements in place for the Australian team as well as for the players taking part in the Under-17 FIFA World Cup.
Players and staff were travelling back to the hotel from the Barsapara Stadium, when the bus was hit. "Really unfortunate incident after a great game aimed to tarnish Guwahati's reputation as an emerging sports hub. Investigation is in full swing & Police have already picked up 2 suspects", Sonwal wrote. Before this morning's attack, Australia had secured an eight-wicket win over India to level their T20 series at 1-1.
The rock left a large hole in a window towards the back of the bus.