Indian cricket fans line-up outside to apologies to Aus team after attack

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Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, while running a double against Australia in the second T20I, clocked his personal highest speed of 31 km/h while running between the wickets. In August, Dhoni had run 20 metres in 2.91 seconds at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, and had completed the run-a-three race in 8.3 seconds.

The Australian cricket team were rocked by an unexpected incident after an Indian fan threw a stone at their team bus, shattering one of the windows following teh visitors’ Twenty20 international win over India in Guwahati on Tuesday. To make up for the embarrassing doing by one of the fan, several cricket lovers stood outside the visitor’s hotel with posters offering apology for the wrongdoing.

Players and staff were travelling from Busapara Stadium back to their team hotel in the eastern city when the rock pierced the window on the right-hand side of the bus, CA said on its website (cricket.com.au).

Here are some of the pictures of fans standing outside Australia’s team hotel:

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 The board said the rock was “believed to be roughly the size of a cricket ball” and had ended up inside the bus.

“In a remarkable piece of good fortune, no one was sitting on the seat next to the window when it was broken,” CA`s report said.

“While no one was injured, the Australian players were understandably shaken up by the incident.”

Australia`s team bus was also struck by a rock in Bangladesh five weeks ago as it travelled back to a hotel following the first day`s play of the second and final test against the home side in Chittagong.

The inciden has further prompted the authorities to tighten security around the Australia team for the third and final T20I in Hyderabad as well as during their stays until the tour end.

Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch posted a photo of a shattered window on a bus on Twitter.

“Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!” he tweeted.

Australia are scheduled to play India in the third and final Twenty20 of the series in Hyderabad on Friday.

 

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