Originally Posted by Slow Love™
Well, they were laughing, and he appeared to take it in good humor.
Reversing the situation is kinda pointless, given that this is obviously something of a cultural difference (and I'm being a bit generous with that assessment, 'cause obviously there are Indians not offended by it at all). I imagined the situation reversed initially when I viewed the footage, and I couldn't see any difference, to be honest. The only exception I could think of would be if it involved somebody already intensely disliked in Australia, where the media would be looking to beat it up and make a bigger deal of it than it was. But that would still be the media's issue, rather than that of the people on stage. If it could have happened to our PM, it would have been perfect, but I would have found it funny if it had happened to someone like Richie Benaud too.
I wasn't talking about you personally, but in gneral how something like this would have been taken in Australia is someone like Ganguly/Ranatunga/Inzi did to president of Cricket Australia.
Looking at how much bad press and fan hatred Ganguly got for allegedly making Steve Waugh wait for few minutes, I think it would be really bad.