Originally Posted by Slow Love™
I would urge anybody interested to view the youtube footage here
I actually found it really funny. It was all good natured - Pawar was just standing there, frozen with the trophy, either like a deer in the headlights wondering where to go, or like "wow, they're all cheering ME - usually they're booing".
The Aussies seemed to find it amusing, and gently ushered him out from in front as he struggled to get out of the way. I would have laughed even more if it had been Malcolm Speed.
Perhaps there's a cultural misunderstanding involved (though I think some of the participants are looking for something to get inflamed about), but I think anyone looking at it (and it's notable to point out that Tendulkar didn't
see it) that it was all a bit of fun and nothing hostile.
Sorry I disagree with your assessment. Media is definately blowing it out of proportion and giving it more attention that it deserves but they way Ponting/Martyn pushed Pawar, it didn't seem funny at all and I totally agree with Tendulkar's assessment of the situation. Although he didn't actually see the incident, I think he knew exactly what happened.
Also, how do you think Aussie media (and Messrs Ponting/Waugh) would have reacted If Sourav Ganguly had done the same thing to Alan Border at some award ceremony?