India reassures Aussies after rock thrown at team bus

The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team will take on Australia in the third and final T20I in Hyderabad on Friday

The on-going T20 global series between India and Australia hit a road bump when a stone was hurled at the visitors' bus after the second match at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati, which they had won by eight wickets.

The Australian team bus was attacked in Guwahati after the second T20I. "India remains a graceful host", Rathore posted on his twitter account. "While no one was injured, the Australian players were understandably shaken up by the incident".

Things turned ugly at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati after India's disheartening display in the second T20I.

However, Rathore implied the incident as a one-off and assured that the visiting athletes for the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup should not panic as security around the hotel in which the teams were staying was tightened as a follow-up.

Indian Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, an Olympic silver medallist in shooting, said there were tight security arrangements in place for the Australian team as well as for the players taking part in the Under-17 FIFA World Cup. He said that the security personnel helped restore calmness and described the incident as 'pretty scary'. Aus team & Federation Internationale de Football Association are content w/those. "Have spoken to Sarbananda Sonowalji about the Guwahati incident".

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad will play host to the third and final T20I between India and Australia
The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad will play host to the third and final T20I between India and Australia

"Personal security of visiting athletes & teams is extremely important for us", he tweeted.

"It's an unfortunate incident. We strongly condemn it", Sonowal said on his official Twitter account. "Whoever got indulged in the hooliganism did it with the sole objective of defaming Assam & derailing its journey towards the top. the culprits will face the full force of the law & given exemplary punishment".

Australia defeated the hosts by eight wickets to level the three-match rubber 1-1.

The rock, believed to be roughly the size of a cricket ball, was thrown at a window on the right-hand side of the bus, while it was returning from the stadium. The thrilling win and the experience took a turn for the worse when Australian batsman Aaron Finch tweeted a picture of the Australian team bus with its windows broken.

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