Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Guwahati police arrest two over broken Australian team bus window

Guwahati police arrest two over broken Australian team bus window

Aussie opener Aaron Finch took to Twitter to post a picture of the broken window pane while the caption read, "Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!"

The incident occurred after Australia had defeated India by eight wickets at the newly built stadium to level the three-match T20I series 1-1.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said an investigation "is going on in full swing" into the stone throwing at a bus carrying the Australian cricket team after a twenty20 match against India here on Tuesday night.

Indian fans in Guwahati have gathered to hold up signs apologising for the incident that saw a rock shatter a window of the Australian cricket team's bus. The seat next to the window was unoccupied at the time.

"Indian fans are so great to us which is one of the reasons why it's so hard to travel here". Following the incident, cricketers and ministers condemned the attack and promised that security will be beefed up ahead of the third T20 in Hyderabad.

"They're so loud and they actually love cricket - they're so passionate about it".

It was retweeted by Finch's team-mate David Warner, who opened the batting for Australia alongside him during the match.

Local Indian politician Himanta Biswa Sharma tweeted an apology. "We will punish the guilty", Sharma said.

India s sports minister Wednesday sought to reassure Australian cricketers about their safety after a rock shattered a window on the bus taking them to their hotel following a series-levelling win in the second Twenty20 global. "Throwing rock stone is not in a good taste because it is a sport and people should be able to strictly see it likewise and not beyond that", Raj told ANI.

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