Guwahati: Pakistani fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the attack on Australia team bus after T20 match in Guwahati. They tweeted to ICC demanding a ban on international cricket in India.
— sajid kashmiri (@sajidkashmiri11) October 10, 2017
You guys should also be blamed for this as your players and your board always back them up.. This is real Indian hospitality at its best..— Hassan Ejaz (@HaxxanEjaz) October 12, 2017
The Australian team were left in shock after their team bus was attacked with a stone in Guwahati. The Aussies won the second T20 match against India at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium by 8 wickets to level the 3 match series 1-1. The incident took place when the visiting team were making their way from the stadium to the team hotel when suddenly, a stone shattered the window.
Australian opener Aaron Finch shared the image of the incident on Twitter and wrote: “Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way to the hotel!!”
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
After the incident, Indian fans took to Twitter to apologise to the entire team. The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) president Himanta Biswa Sarma also apologized for the behaviour by the fans he tweeted. “Our deep apology. People of Assam never endorse such behaviour. We will punish the guilty,”
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
Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathod and Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal also took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the unfortunate incident and asked authorities to take stern action against offenders.
The very next day after the incident police managed to nab two people involved with the incident.
“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,” Assam Cricket Association secretary Pradeep Buragohain told PTI.
“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,” he added.
Both the teams are currently in Hyderabad where they will square off against each other in the final T20 match on Friday.