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IND vs AUS 2017: Two Suspects Arrested in Rock Throwing Incident on Australian Team Bus 

IND vs AUS 2017: Two Suspects Arrested in Rock Throwing Incident on Australian Team Bus

Local authorities have arrested two apparent suspects in the rock throwing incident on the Australian team bus in Guwahati.

While returning from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium to their team hotel, a cricket ball sized rock was hurled at the Australian team bus which struck the right side of the front row cracking a glass and shattering a window, but luckily none was sitting there. Hence no one got injured.

It left a sour taste on an otherwise successful evening at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium which hosted it’s first ever international match which was a sellout.

“The police have already arrested two persons and are investigating into the matter,” ACA secretary Pradip Buragohain told Press Trust of India.

“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.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,” he further added. Local Government  Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was also vouched to “punish the guilty.”

Meanwhile Aussie leg-spinner Adam Zampa conceded the fact it was a scary moment for the Australian team who were also targeted by a rock during their recent series against Bangladesh.

“I had my headphones on quite loud and was looking towards the other side of the bus,” Zampa said. “I just heard this loud bang. It was a pretty scary five seconds or so. Our security guard mentioned quite quickly that it might have been a rock. It was a pretty scary incident. You never want those things to happen. It was disappointing.

“I think everyone was alright. I think after what happened in Bangladesh with the rock as well, no one was too rattled. It was dealt with quite well, I think. The Indian fans are so great to us, which is one of the reasons why it’s so hard to travel here. They’re so loud, they love cricket, and they’re so passionate about it.

“Guwahati doesn’t get much cricket as it is so for one person to do that and to spoil it for the rest of the Indian fans, it’s pretty disappointing.”

The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) have cleared their intentions of bringing back the regular top-notch cricket to Guwahati, and they have done everything quickly to assure the visitors that it was a one-off incident.

“I am … meeting the Australian team officials to assure them of security on their way back from Guwahati,” ACA vice president Debojit Saikia was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.

“The atmosphere was great during the match, and we will make sure that such freak incidents won’t mar the reputation of Assam cricket.”

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