Guwahati police arrest two over broken Australian team bus window

A rock was thrown through the bus window following Australia's Twenty20 win over India in Guwahati.

But many Indians have been appalled by the incident, and are concerned about their worldwide reputation.

This was the first time in seven years that Guwahati hosted an worldwide cricket match and the incident that occurred after the match was over came as as a blot on the hosts.

The incident in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati was the second in two months, after Cricket Australia said in September that the team s bus window was broken by a "small rock or stone" in Bangladesh after a Test match. They are being quizzed.

The visitors had thrashed India by eight-wickets in the match to square the three-match series at 1-1. No player was, however, hurt in the incident, a city police source informed.

The Assam government ordered a probe into the previous night's incident of stone pelting at a bus carrying the Australian team from Barsapara Stadium to their hotel following their T20 match against India. While the stand-in skipper David Warner retweeted the post, middle-order batsman Glenn Maxwell liked it. "There will be a thick security cover when the Australian team leaves for Hyderabad", he added. "Investigation is on full swing and Police have already picked up two suspects", tweeted Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Luckily for the state association and security officials, no player was injured in the incident as the nearest seat to the window pane was unoccupied. Sonowal stated that the guilty persons will be punished directed the DGP to look into matter.

Vanessa Coleman

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