Indian team halted at Vishakapatnam Airport following attack on politician

Indian team halted at Vishakapatnam Airport following attack on politician

The security got really tightened as people were restricted entry to the airport for some time

Indian players
Indian players. (Photo Source: Times Of India)

After a nail-biting thriller in Vizag, the focus now shifts to the third One Day International between India and Windies. The match could have gone either way. For the last three ODIs, the pace attack has been bolstered by the comeback of both Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. The Indian team reached Pune yesterday after a long wait at Hyderabad.

The cricketers were stranded outside the Vishakapatnam airport. YSR Congress Party President YS Jaganmohan Reddy was injured when a canteen staff attacked him with a blade at the VIP Lounge. While the politician managed to dodge the attack, he injured his arm. As a result, the security got really tightened. People were restricted entry to the airport for some time.

This incident happened around the same time when the Indian team bus reached there. Hence, the players had to wait for sometime before they were allowed to enter the premises. On the other hand, after receiving treatment for his injuries, Jaganmohan was flown to Hyderabad in a flight which took off at 1:10 pm.

Exciting ODI series

While the Test series was more of a one-sided encounter, the One Day Internationals have generated a lot of interest. The first game saw Windies piling up 300 runs and India chasing it comfortably. Then in Vizag, the youngster Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope almost cruised Windies towards a target of 322 runs. The Pune track is also expected to be good for batting though it might support spin.

In the latest squad, India have dropped Mohammed Shami though they chose to resist with Umesh Yadav. India continued to retain the left arm pacer, Khaleel Ahmed, as well. The return of the two pace horses is expected to boost India’s bowling lineup. In the past couple of games, the opposition has managed to concede 300 runs consecutively.

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