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Rock Shatters Australian Team Bus Window In Guwahati, Players Safe

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| October 11 , 2017 , 14:03 IST

A rock thrown at the Australian team bus as it returned from the Barsapara Stadium to the team hotel in Guwahati, shattered the window, but luckily nobody was hurt.

Opener Aaron Finch tweeted about the incident along with an image of the broken bus window and said, “Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!”

Within one day Finch's tweet was retweeted 4,237 times including by Australian team captain David Warner and received 8,770 likes, one of which was by Glenn Maxwell. The BCCI, ICC and Cricket Australia have not yet responded to the incident.

The team had been returning to their hotel after beating India in the second Twenty20 international at Guwahati when their window was shattered. Marking the second such incidence in two months, previously the Cricket Australia had reported in September that the team's bus window was broken by "small rock or stone" after a Test match in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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The window shattering in Guwahati is the first time that there has been any threat to security on the sidelines of any India-Australia matches. As Australian players have often participated in the Indian Premier League matches, with players including David Warner, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell captaining teams, they have shared a cordial relationship with Indian fans.

The recent Guwahati match was the first international cricket match in the city in 7 years and the first to be held at the Barsapara stadium. Australia secured a comprehensive 8-wicket match over India.