Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa is disappointed with the inefficiency of the Assam Cricket Association in terms of ensuring security for the Aussies as they had to face a stone attack after their victory. Zampa said that such incidents leave a bad impression about India despite a good series.
The Assam Cricket Association got the chance to host an international match after seven years and yet failed to ensure the security of players. A stone was thrown at the Australian team bus when they were progressing towards the team hotel after securing a victory over India in the second T20I on Tuesday.
According to Zampa, incidents like these ruin the entire experience despite having a wondeful overall experience otherwise. He mentioned that the Australian players were quite scared and the security personnel helped restore calmness.
"I had my headphones on quite loud and was looking towards the other side of the bus. I just heard this loud bang. It was a pretty scary five seconds or so. Our security guard mentioned quite quickly that it might have been a rock. It was a pretty scary incident. You never want those things to happen. It was disappointing," Zampa said to cricket.com.au
"I think everyone was alright. I think after what happened in Bangladesh with the rock as well, no one was too rattled. It was dealt with quite well, I think. The 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. 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."
As per the reports, more security personnels were appointed in the route from Australia’s team hotel to the airport.
"The police have already arrested two persons and are investigating into the matter," ACA secretary Pradip Buragohain said.
Opener Aaron Finch earlier tweeted: "Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!"
Moreover, India spinner R Ashwin also expressed dislike towards the act and asked the fans to behave more responsibly with guests.
“We are a country that treats ours guests with great respect and hospitality. The stone thrown at the Aussie team bus shows us in bad light, let's all act more responsibly. A vast majority of us are capable of that.🙏,” Ashwin tweeted.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal stated that some anti-social elements were behind the attack and ensured that the culprits would be put behind bars soon. Also, MLA Himanta Biswa Sarma apologised to the Australian team and promised to punish the guilty.