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Atithi Devo Bhava: Indian Cricket Fans Join PM Modi’s Chorus After Oz Team Bus Attack

After a series of unfavourable results, the Australian cricket team finally managed to gain an upper hand on the marauding Indian brigade, following their emphatic eight-wicket win in the second T20 International in Guwahati. A spirited performance by the Australians meant that the visitors will surely have something to cheer for going into the series decider on 13 October in Hyderabad.

While the Australians did cut a sorry figure for the in-form Virat Kohli side, the hosts wouldn’t have been bothered by their opposition’s win – their second on this tour. But, apparently there were some Indian fans who just found it too hard to come to terms with their team’s defeat.

Oz Bus Attack: Heartfelt Apologies By Indian Fans Prove Cricket Is Truly A Religion In This Country© Reuters

Taking matters in their own hands, the miscreants attacked the Australian team bus with stones to the sheer shock of the Australians, Indian cricketers and a billion fans in the country.

The Australian side was on their way back after levelling the three-match series when their joy was overturned into a scary situation with a rock – roughly the size of a cricket ball – hurled at their bus which pierced the glass and shattered a window. Although no player was injured, it left the visitors zapped as it was the second time in two months that their bus was attacked. Last month, the Aussies witnessed a similar situation in Bangladesh.

Opening batsman Aaron Finch shared a picture of the broken window, while Adam Zampa relived the “pretty scary” incident as he expressed his “disappointment”. The Australian spinner later revealed the details of the incident before lauding the Indian fans for their passion towards the game.

“Indian fans are so great to us which is one of the reasons why it’s so hard to travel here. They’re so loud, they love cricket and they’re so passionate about it. So, one person to spoil that is disappointing. 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 told Cricket Australia.

While the local police have already arrested two individuals and are now investigating into the matter, the Indian cricketers, fans and even politicians were quick to condemn the attack and rendered apologies to the visiting Australian team.

Photo: © Reuters (Main Image)

Source of news : Mensxp

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