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Aussies slammed for nudging Pawar

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 11/08/2006 05:14:00 PM | 0 comments »

The Australian cricket is often accused of being boorish, over aggressive and rude. For many cricket fans, the team gave a display of their behaviour on Sunday.

At the presentation ceremony of the ICC Champions Series final, the team was allegedly rude to BCCI President Sharad Pawar, who was on the dais to present the trophy.

Eager to hold the trophy and pose for the cameras with his team-mates, skipper Ricky Ponting was seen tapping Pawar on the shoulder as a gesture to leave the stage. Batsman Damien Martyn came up from behind and nudged Pawar away from the stage in his eagerness for the group photo. Some say Martyn pushed Pawar.

World champions Australia defeated West Indies by eight wickets in the rain-hit final to claim their maiden Champions Trophy, the second most important one-day tournament in world cricket.

PAWAR PLAY: Damien Martyn is seen pushing Pawar off the dias

"It’s not a major issue. I was not insulted or embarrassed or pushed. The Australians were just excited about winning," he told CNN-IBN.


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