Ajinkya Rahane presented Nathan Lyon a signed jersey on the latter's 100th Test
Ajinkya Rahane presented Nathan Lyon a signed jersey on the latter's 100th Test

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After Rahane shows a kind gesture towards Australian cricketer Nathan Lyon fans dig one of the incidents that happened back in 2006. Fans start to compare both the incident and praises Indian’s for their kind gesture even after making a record-breaking match.

Rahane Hands over a Signed Jersey to Nathan Lyon

At the post-match presentation, following India’s historic victory at the Gabba, Ajinkya Rahane handed over a signed jersey to Nathan Lyon before lifting the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Nathan Lyon, who was playing in his 100th Test, was presented the jersey signed by Indian players as a gesture of respect for the off-spinner.

India defeated Australia by three wickets to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, while also ending the hosts’ 32-year unbeaten streak at The Gabba.

Australian cricketers pushed Sharad Pawar off the dais

After lifting the Champions Trophy 2006 the Australia team pushed the then BCCI President Sharad Pawar off the dais. The incident took place when Australia beat West Indies to lift the maiden Champions trophy title.

Ponting first pointed with his forefinger to Pawar to give away the trophy quickly. Once that was done, he stepped back to join his teammates while batsman Damien Martyn pushed Pawar off the dias. It was the first time ever that Australia had won the trophy.

Watch the moment when Australian cricketers pushed Sharad Pawar off the dais

Pawar dismissed any ill feelings he had at the time for the Australians. In an interview to a newspaper a few days later, Pawar said that it was “a small thing, a stupid thing.”

Ponting Apologise

Ponting told Pawar that if his feelings had been hurt, “I and the team would like to apologise.” Responding to Ponting’s unambiguous words, Pawar said that he had never intended to make an issue of the incident, which was why no official complaint had been sent to Cricket Australia.

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