Guwahati stone-throwing incident not reflective of our security measures: Rajyavardhan Rathore

Carla Harmon
October 14, 2017

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. He had admitted that it was "pretty scary". However, Rathore said that the cricket team was satisfied with the safety and security arrangements made by the state.

While speaking to Cricket Australia's (CA) website on October 11, Zampa, who was seated in the bus, said he heard a "loud bang" despite wearing headphones.

He's "a fair bit bigger than I am", Behrendorff said as he burst out laughing, the mood set by his four-wicket haul that led to an Australian win in only his second worldwide appearance. This statement of Raj came after a rock was allegedly thrown at the Australian team bus as they were on their way back to the team hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, following their eight-wicket win in the second T20I of the three-match series in Guwahati.

"Our security guard mentioned quite quickly that it might have been a rock. You never want those things to happen", said Zampa.

"I think everyone was alright".

"Indian fans are so great to us which is one of the reasons why it's so hard to travel here. It was near the team hotel and not at the crowded street near the stadium", he added.

With the fear of Guwahati being sidelined for future India matches, one can hope that the gesture shown by the fans on Wednesday will get it a reprieve.

"The police have already arrested two persons and are investigating into the matter". The local authorities have also claimed to beef up the security ahead of third and last T20 match of the Australian tour which will be played in Hyderabad.

Cricket Australia's news site said no one was hurt when the window was broken by a rock roughly the size of a cricket ball, but the Australian players were "understandably shaken up".

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