Guwahati stone-throwing incident not reflective of our security measures: Rajyavardhan Rathore

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Two men arrested for throwing stone at team bus while returning from stadium The Australia cricket team suffered a scare following their Twenty20 global win over India in Guwahati on Tuesday after a rock was thrown at their team bus, shattering one of the windows, governing body Cricket Australia (CA) said.

Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore took stock of the situation and said that it is NOT reflective of our security measures. "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", he said.

Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques, who scored his T20 half-century to guide the Kangaroos to a comfortable win, took to Twitter to express his gratitude towards the fans who showed up at the airport and hotel. Aus [Australia] team & Federation Internationale de Football Association are content w/those [with those].

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.

The sports minister said that he has already spoken to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal about the incident. He added, "personal security of visiting athletes and teams is extremely important to us". "We strongly condemn it".

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"Really unfortunate incident after a great game aimed to tarnish Guwahati's reputation as emerging sports hub".

After the incident, Australian Aaron Finch tweeted: "Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to hotel!"

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

The report about the unsavory incident became viral after Australian opener Aaron Finch had tweeted a picture of a broken glass window of the bus.

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