WATCH: SHOCKING! When Ricky Ponting, Australian team misbehaved with Sharad Pawar
Pawar played a significant role in helping take Indian cricket forward and making BCCI an economically power board.
New Delhi: Sharad Pawar is not just one of the most influential politicians in India but also a respected cricket administrator.
Famous for forging alliances, across party lines, in politics and cricket, the NCP chief still wields a lot of power despite not being in government.
Apart from being the Union Agriculture minister, the Maratha strongman also served as BCCI and ICC chief.
Like his predecessors, Pawar played a significant role in helping take Indian cricket forward and making BCCI an economically powerful board.
Hence it came as a huge surprise when Ricky Ponting and his Australian side misbehaved with the veteran politician.
The incident occurred in 2006, during the presentation ceremony of the Champions Trophy final.
Pawar, who was on stage to hand the winners' trophy to Punter and co, wasn't shown any courtesy whatsoever by the Aussies.
Watch the shocking incident here..