Guwahati stone pelting incident - not the first time cricket fans reveal their ugly side!

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Guwahati stone pelting incident - not the first time cricket fans reveal their ugly side!

G Plus News | October 11, 2017 11:23 hrs

Australia recorded a comprehensive eight-wicket win over India in the match which levelled the series 1-1 as India had won the first game in Ranchi. The loss in Guwahati marked the end of an eight-match winning streak for India in T20Is against the Australians. This match was also the first international fixture to be held at Guwahati’s Barsapara Stadium and the first international cricket match in the city in seven years. But, the city came under a lot of criticism after the stone-throwing incident.

Australia's cricket squad suffered a scare after a stone was thrown at their bus on its return to their hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium. Ever since Aaron Finch tweeted about the incident, the entire city of Guwahati has been receiving criticisms due to the shameful act of one. Suddenly, all efforts put by the authorities, and all enthusiasm showcased by the thousands of Guwahatians who went to see the match seized to matter.

-decoration-style:initial">But the truth of the matter is, the incident that took place in Guwahati wasn’t the first or the only one of its kind. In the past as well, there have been many instances when the crowd has forced the interruption in the game or attacked individual players or teams, trying to cause harm to them. Let’s go through few of those prominent episodes. -decoration-style:initial"> -decoration-style:initial">2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team -decoration-style:initial">The 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team occurred on 3 March 2009, when a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers, part of a larger convoy, was fired upon by 12 gunmen, near the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. The cricketers were on their way to play the third day of the second Test against the Pakistani cricket team. Six members of the Sri Lanka national cricket team were injured. Six Pakistani policemen and two civilians were killed. -decoration-style:initial">

West Indies team bus stoned in Dhaka


-decoration-style:initial">In 2011, the bus carrying the West Indies players was stoned on its way back to the team hotel after they thrashed Bangladesh by nine wickets in Mirpur. There were no injuries and both squads were safely taken back to the hotel but the players were left shaken. -decoration-style:initial">

Rock thrown at Australia team bus in Bangladesh

-decoration-style:initial">The Australian cricket team got caught in the middle of a security scare on their tour of Bangladesh, with the team bus attacked after play on day one of the second Test. The attack took place with a rock thrown at the bus as the team travelled back to its hotel in Chittagong after the play. The projectile didn’t smash through the glass but cracked one of the windows and prompted a swift investigation from Australia’s security unit. Although no one was injured in the incident, the security measures got beefed up for the days to come.

India Vs Sri Lanka, 1996: Seats at Eden garden set on fire

-decoration-style:initial">Indians were outplayed by a brilliant Sri Lankan side in the Wills World Cup 1996 semi-final at Eden Gardens. The crowd could not digest the disappointment and resort to hooliganism, bringing the match to an abrupt halt. Match-referee Clive Lloyd had no option but to award the match to the Lankans by default. What began with a shower of bottles and fruits at the stadium ended up with rage flared in flames as parts of the seating were set on fire. -decoration-style:initial">

Trouble flares in Barbados as Windies draw series

West Indies beat Australia by eight wickets in the seventh and final One Day International at Kensington Oval, Barbados in 1999 after bottle-throwing fans caused the match to be held up. Furious protests from a stand resulted after Sherwin Campbell collided with bowler Brendon Julian as he sought a sharp single into the off-side. When bottles began raining down on the pitch, Australian skipper Steve Waugh, who narrowly avoided being hit by a bottle, led his players off the field.


File photo of the Australian team's bus hit by stone

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