Should Sunil Chhetri have fired a Ponting at the politician? Look!

A video showing Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri being pushed away by West Bengal Governor La Ganesan went viral after Sunday’s Durand Cup final where the Blues beat Mumbai City FC to win the cup.

As social media were furious at this unacceptable behavior towards the Indian captain, another video surfaced involving an Indian sportsman and politician. This clip dates back to 2006 when the Australian cricket team were crowned champions at the ICC Champions Trophy held in India.

The video shows Sharad Pawar, then president of BCCI, holding the trophy and posing, almost trying to monopolize the limelight. But, captain Ricky Ponting patted Pawar on the shoulder and demanded the trophy.

After the trophy was presented, an Australian cricketer bumped into Pawar and guided him offstage! In light of the recent incident, should Sunil Chhetri have taken inspiration from Ponting’s book? I guess we’ll never know.

Watch the 2006 video here:

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