India vs Australia: Visitors' tour bus pelted with a rock after 2nd T20I; no injuries reported

After Australia pulled off an eight-wicket win over India in the second T20I at Guwahati on Tuesday, the visitors' team bus was allegedly attacked by a mob

FirstCricket Staff, Oct, 11 2017

After Australia pulled off an eight-wicket win over India in the second T20I at Guwahati on Tuesday, the visitors' team bus was allegedly attacked by a mob.

Australian opening batsman Aaron Finch sent a tweet late on Tuesday night, saying a rock was hurled at the team bus while they were on their way back to the hotel. He called it "pretty scary".

A report on Cricinfo said nobody was hurt in the incident. It also added that police protection around the team hotel was increased following the incident.

A stone was hurled at the Australian team bus in Guwahati. Courtesy: Twitter/@AaronFinch5

A stone was hurled at the Australian team bus in Guwahati. Courtesy: Twitter/@AaronFinch5

Although none of Finch's teammates mentioned anything about the incident, Glenn Maxwell and captain David Warner retweeted Finch's original post.

Later in the night, a report also appeared on Cricket Australia's official website that confirmed there were no injuries because nobody was sitting on the seat next to the window which was attacked. It mentioned the rock was the size of a cricket ball.

Cricket Australia declined to make an official statement ahead of their departure to Hyderabad later on Wednesday, but the report said the incident has "left a sour taste in the mouth".

Australia won the second T20I by eight wickets, after pacer Jason Behrendorff ripped through India's much vaunted batting line-up with a four-wicket haul. After bowling the hosts out for 118, Australia romped home by eight wickets to level the series ahead of the decider in Hyderabad.

This is the second time in just over a month that the Australian team bus was targeted. In September, while the players were returning to their team hotel following a Test match at Chittagong, a a "small rock or stone" was hurled at the team bus. Nobody was injured in that incident.

With inputs from agencies

Published Date: Oct 11, 2017 | Updated Date: Oct 11, 2017




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