India reassures Australians after rock thrown at team bus
New Delhi, India - India's sports minister on Wednesday sought to reassure Australian cricketers about their safety after a rock shattered a window on the bus taking them to their hotel following a series-levelling win in the second Twenty20 international.
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.
"Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!," batsman Aaron Finch tweeted after the eight-wicket win against India.
The photo he posted on Twitter showed a shattered window pane with a large hole.
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 FIFA U17 World Cup.
"Personal security of visiting athletes & teams is extremely important for us," he tweeted.
"Guwahati stone-throwing incident NOT reflective of our security measures. Aus team & FIFA are content w/those. India remains a graceful host."
Two people have been arrested as police investigations into the incident continue, the Press Trust of India reported.