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    Inzi escapes stone throwing attack...Shocking!!

    Stone-hurling incident, poor arrangements

    spoil mood in Pak camp



    AMSHEDPUR: Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and his teammates got quite a shock on Wednesday soon after reaching Ranchi when an unidentified person, from a big crowd which gathered near the airport, hurled a stone at the Pakistan team bus that narrowly missed the skipper.

    According to Pakistan manager Saleem Altaf the stone just missed Inzamam who was sitting near the window as the bus came out of the airport complex in Ranchi. "The stone thrown by a miscreant shattered the window as well as the mood of the team," Altaf said.

    "We were scheduled to have a nets session on Thursday in preparation for the third One-day International in Jamshedpur on Saturday. But after this incident Inzamam suggested we cancel the nets and allow the boys to take complete rest for the day," he said.

    There is no airport at Jamshedpur, which is some 135 kilometres from Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand state where the match is being held. So the teams landed at the Ranchi Airport around 3.30pm with some media personnel also on the same flight and then were taken by buses to Jamshedpur which is about three hours away from the airport.

    "The incident has shaken us because so far the boys were very relaxed having received a lot of love and affection and hospitality in India. Someone threw the stone from a big crowd that had gathered outside the airport to catch a glance of the two teams. I donít know if the police managed to arrest him or what. But the incident is something we have to put behind us and will concentrate on the next match," Altaf said.

    The stone throwing incident sort of annoyed the Pakistan players who were already unhappy with the travelling arrangements made for the one-day series. On Wednesday morning when they and the Indian players reached the small airport lounge at Vishakapatnam for departure to Ranchi, the lounge was already full and there were no seats for them.

    The players stood around for half an hour as the special flight which was to take them from Vishakapatnam to Ranchi had not arrived and one could see the look of frusration on the faces of many of the players who have already been upset with the
    one-day itinerary and the extensive travelling schedule going with it.

    Last year, when the Indian team toured Pakistan for three Tests and five One-day Interanationals, they travelled the length and breadth of the country without a single untoward incident taking place.

    The stone throwing incident came as a surprise since there was heavy security in and around the airport for both teams, given that Jharkhand is supposed to be an area replete with naxalites.
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    That's very poor form on the part of the stone thrower, but I'm surprised that they'd cancel the net session...

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    Its pretty disgusting, isn't it?? i shudder to think as to what would have happened had that terrorist been able to actually injured Pak captain, Inzi would have suffered even a fatal wound. Why can't these dumb, idiot sick people don't understand that they are NOT DOING any favour to India by attacking our guests???

    Its really tragic that that idiot got away, such a guy should have been arrested and should have been placed behind prison for the rest of his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
    That's very poor form on the part of the stone thrower, but I'm surprised that they'd cancel the net session...

    Thats only understandable, when you get attacked are as such you are frightened, you simply aren't in the right frame of mind to practice.


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    There was no need to cancel a practice metach for a small stone throwing incedent, if they get scared by such stupid incedent, then who will they get the courage to play and beat opponent infront of 80,000 cricket fans????

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    Shut up. They didnt like being attacked. They canceled.
    What courage are you talking about. 80,000 people don't come to nets and they don't throw stones at you.

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    I think it is disgraceful that such things happen. Esp. to Inzy, who, IMO, is amongst the nicest guys in the game. Shame on the stone thrower.
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    Why was the team allowed in the mist of such a large crowd without sufficient barriers/protection. Very poor security arrangements, given the nature of relations between India and Pakistan.

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    As much as it hurts to say I belong to the same state 'Jharkhand' and the city of 'Jamshedpur'. I really am ashamed at the behaviour of this idiot. I hope he is severely punished for this. Jamshedpur is a beautiful city and Keenan is one of the best grounds in the country.

    I really dont know why BCCI didn't arrange for a flight to Jamshedpur, It does have a decent airport , although we dont have any commercial flights coming to Jamshedpur, but the Airport has been used by TATAs for business purpose.

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    Very disappointing to hear of incidents like these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Choora
    Thats only understandable, when you get attacked are as such you are frightened, you simply aren't in the right frame of mind to practice.
    I would think a professional team wouldn't cancel practice if it was just a rock throwing incident. If there's more to it than that then fair enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz
    I really dont know why BCCI didn't arrange for a flight to Jamshedpur, It does have a decent airport , although we dont have any commercial flights coming to Jamshedpur, but the Airport has been used by TATAs for business purpose.
    Good point. As far as I know, the TATAs did put up the Australians and the South Africans on previous occasions ( including private flights)...
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    what sort of ******** throws a rock at anyone? mayb a bit overboard to cancel the net session though
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    The rock actually broke the very window Inzamam was sitting next to it, but thanfully Inzi remained unhurt as the stone and the broken window pieces got stuck with window curtain .

    Kudos to Inzi for saying that such incident won't effect the good relationship b/w two teams

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